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Steeping Specialty Grains

What is the proper procedure for steeping specialty grains while extract brewing? Temp, time, grain bags or not.
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What is the proper way to use Melanoidin Malt in a recipe

I know Melanoidin Malt can be used as a substitute for decoction mashing, provides the richness expected in certain styles, and may improve red or brown color. So at what percentages does the malt ...
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Malt flavor profiles

Does anyone know a good comprehensive resource to compare different base and specialty grains and their resulting flavor profiles?
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Carastan substitute?

I recently brewed a recipe that called for Carastan malt. My LHBS didn't carry it, so I just used 40 L Crystal. In the finished beer, I'm missing the toffee and toastiness found in the original. Does ...
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What's the shelf life on crushed specialty grains?

What's the shelf life on crushed specialty grains?
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What's the difference between English chocolate malt and American chocolate malt?

I'm working up a recipe based on the Deschutes Black Butte Porter clone recipe from The Jamil Show podcast. Their recipe calls for both English and American chocolate malt. I'm having a hard time ...
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What is the difference between Caramel Malts and Crystal Malts?

They are not always one in the same. I believe the process for making them are slightly different as well. I just don't know what that difference is. How do they differ? Where are they made?
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CaraBohemian malt

I just got back from a trip to the brew shop to get some stuff. They had a couple new malts I haven't heard of before. One was this CaraBohemia malt. It had an SRM of around 70L and was described ...
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Mash process vs specialty grains

Everybody can buy a certain number of specilaty grains and combine them, but in a way it seems to me this way I will do something that someone else can do just replicating my grain choice. On the ...