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Can I clean and reuse a grain bag?

Absolutely! I rinse after use then throw them in with my laundry whites. Couple tips. These don't have to be sterile or even sanitized. A good rinse is really the only functional need they have. ...
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Question about steeping time for making your own Malt?

A question akin to "how long is a piece of string?" I hope knowledgeable readers will forgive me rehearsing the "received wisdom". Malting is the process of causing the barley seed to sprout and in ...
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Is 4lbs of speciality grains too much for steeping for a 5gal extract recipe?

I have planned many a recipe on what I can get and the bag or half bag sizes I can get it in. It is a totally valid way to plan your brewing and grain/hop/yeast purchases. ~20% speciality malt in a ...
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How to clean a cotton grain bag for reuse

For the sake of convenience I would replace them with nylon bags either from your LHBS or nylon paint strainer bags from your hardware store. The nylon bags clean very easily and have a very fine ...
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All-Grain to Extract and Steeping

So it looks like your source just took an all-grain recipe and converted by just taking the base grain and subbing in light DME, and then using ALL the flavor grains in a steep. Typically, one would ...
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Own malted barley use

Depends on the water/grist ratio you want. Generally 0.33 gallons per lb is common, but much thicker and thinner ratios are used for different mash manipulations. So 5kg = 11lb, 3.8 gallons = 14.38 ...
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Why do very dark roasted malts have such a high steeping yield?

Based on Palmer's supposed test setup (he describes it at the base of the table), I suspect the steeping thing might be related to the friability of the malts. For a simple steep those roasted malts ...
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