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The end result is the same, but mashing implies that enzymes are converting starches into sugars. These enzymes work when held around 150°F. The two enzymes are alpha and beta amylase. Alpha works more at higher temperatures (optimal at 158°F) and cuts starches randomly into long chain sugars (only some of which are fermentable). Beta works at lower ...
(Yes, it's semantics: the words have different meanings. :) Mashing is the enzymatic conversion of starch to sugar, using alpha- and beta-amylaze naturally present in grain at the specific temperatures to activate them (~150°F). Steeping is using hot water to extract flavor and color compounds from grain.
The best way is to build your own recipes. With the AA%, amount, time, and pre-boil gravity of wort you can create a recipe with the right IBU levels. The easiest way to do this is using software. Beer Smith is what I use - there is also a Beer Smith mobile app for iOS and Android. Other (free) applications and web apps are available. In my opinion, hops are ...
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