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overcrushed my specialty grains, trub got to boil

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So I made a pale ale this weekend and used some crystal 40 in it. I made the beer with a friend and to get him involved I got him to crush the grains for me. I guess I wasn't paying much attention and he kind of went to town, so they were crushed more than I would have liked. I added them to the bag and steeped like normal, and then boiled with my extract like usual. Everything is fine right? Well when I took my OG reading and drank the graduated cylinders contents I realized there was quite a lot of grain dust in there. Since this dust got boiled after steeping is my beer going to taste like hoop or should I be ok?
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Are you sure it's grain dust?

I doubt that you will have anything to worry about, probably just break material you didn't get
when you sparged. In any case, the little amount of crystal you used shouldn't harm the brew
if some husk got in there anyway.
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Now you have me wondering...what do you mean break material I missed when I sparged? AFAIK I did things the normal way for extract brewing...I got a couple gallons of water in my pot up to 155 degrees (which slowly went up to 166), steeped my crystal in a muslin bag for 30 minutes, pulled the grains out, added my extract, topped the water up to a safe level so I didn't break out over the top, then raised the temp to boiling and boiled for an hour and added hops. I then cooled the wort, aerated, poured into my carboy, topped up to 5 gallons and pitched...am I doing something wrong here?
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Nope, you're not doing anything wrong. When you took the sample it was after the boil. It could be that
you see some suspended cold break material in the sample or other protien. I doubt it was husk material.

I was wrong in saying it was from the sparge, sorry.
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OK, thanks for the help. I feel much better now, and seeing the crazy violent ferm going on I am now excited rather than worried :)

BTW, how often do (did) you replace your muslin bag? I was thinking I should go out and get a nylon paint strainer or something since this bag has now been used twice...
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I mash in a 5 gallon cooler with a SS braid and batch sparge.
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yeah, but before you AG'ed when you were a little grasshopper like me how often did you change out your muslin bag?
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Went right from doing extract to full all grain brews so I never did a BIAB.

And I always was a OLD grasshopper never a young'n.
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Tony wrote:
And I always was a OLD grasshopper never a young'n.
haha, nice. 8-)
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9am53 wrote:BTW, how often do (did) you replace your muslin bag? I was thinking I should go out and get a nylon paint strainer or something since this bag has now been used twice...
I replace my muslin bag for every batch I brew. They're so cheap that I don't find it's worth my while trying to get all the husks out of it and such. I just cut it open when I'm done, dump the grains into the compost and the bag goes in the trash.
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