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From: Dr. T. Andrews <ki4pv!tanner@bikini.cis.ufl.edu>
Subject: Re: Why not to boil grains
Date: 1989-07-29 12:54:59 GMT

It's true that boiling grains is not generally advised. However, the
practice mentioned in the most recently arrived issue of the digest
(take hot water off stove and steep) is not the easiest way to do
the job.

I drop the grain bag in the water as it is heating, jostle and annoy
it to assure good extraction, and pull it out when the water starts
to boil. Same procedure is used when adding crushed grains to wort
for an all-grain brew: I don't mash the un-mashables, but just soak
them in the wort until it boils.

Hint for people who don't like the flavour of burnt nylon: tie the
grain bag to the handle of the kettle so that it doesn't touch the
bottom.
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