I just purchased the Belgian Strong Golden Ale all grain kit from NB and as I was milling my grain I noticed a piece or two of what appeared to be barley stalk about an inch or so long. I pulled them out and tossed them.
I just mashed in and it seems at there was a lot of stalk in with the malt. Thankfully they floated to the top and I was able to pull 30 or pieces out of my mash. Not wanting to lose more temp than necessary I got most of it out and shut my cooler. I’m pretty sure I didn’t get it all… is this something that is going to impact my beer? I’ve done upwards of 80 AG batches and have never seen stalk in with the malt before… even when I’ve purchased entire sacks of grain.
Can someone tell me to relax? Or do I need to get my hands back in there?