Hey guys, I know this might seem a little backwards, but I really have only ever done All Grain, and am only now after about 7 years, planning on trying some extract brewing in the evenings.
Obviously the process seems fairly straight foreward, but I just had a few questions before I get started.
How long is the steeping process? I have read about 45 min but are there other time frames?
How much grain should I use? Lowest amounts / Highest amounts ?
I’m going to be doing 19l batches in a 18.5 l pot. Mostly low gravity session beers, like bitters and stouts for my nytrogen system.
my first recipe will likely be an ordinary bitter around 1.040 or so (3.9%)
here is what I have so far
2 Kg DME (light)
500g Marris Otter
300g Carastan (30L)
200g Carapils / or maybe some wheat instead
That’s a total of 1kg of grains - how would you adjust the amounts to get the most out of the steep. Don’t know if that is too much Carapils or not.