View Full Version : Grain sneaking into boil: effects?

09-03-2014, 08:43 AM
I have been having some problem with my MT screen leaking some grain into the BK. I've worked out solutions to fix this but something happened today a LOT of grain got in. It looked at times almost like we were dumping mash in.

Aside from astringency, what other problems can this cause? And how much grain really needs to get through to cause serious astringency? I'm assuming decoctions mashes were not overly astringent?

09-22-2014, 07:08 AM
We've had to get rid of a few batches because we got some grain into our beer and it scorched in one of the outlets. We started using a strainer, first just a hand held one from Target then we got an inline one.

09-22-2014, 09:08 AM
Starch haze could become a problem, similar to not vorlaufing enough