Steps to Steeping

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  1. Mad Chemist

    Mad Chemist New Member

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    Another Newbie Alert.

    I want to make the switch from LME to Steeping Grains and DME. I see lot's of discussion that includes steeping in the context of steeping grains to use with DME. But I can't find the basic steps of steeping grains for.

    I can assume it involves boiling grain in water or steeping grains in water just below boiling but I don't know which. Is that water from the steeping then used to start the wort by adding the DME? How long should I steep?

    etc. etc. etc.

    If this is on the forum I missed it and I'm sorry.
     
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    You can steep grains and use LME or DME (or both), depends on the recipe. Most all extract kits will include some steeping grains, perhaps start with one of those and get the gist of the process. Whatever you do, don't boil the grains. Steeping would be done 150-160 degree range.
     

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