newbie: grains?


Hi, I have the Porter True Brew kit and am confused. The instructions say "Place the grains in the steeping bag, ..." but as far as I can see there is no grain provided or in the list. The ingredients include Unhopped Dark Malt Extract, Dark Dried Malt Extract, Malto-Dextrin, Chocolate Grain Malt, Hop Pellets, Ale Yeast and Priming Sugar. What do they mean by "grains"? Thanks for any advice. DickF
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Chocolate Grain Malt
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The only possible grain I see is the Chocolate Grain Malt. Extracts have already been mashed from grain(s). The Chocolate Grain Malt is most likely to darken the color of the beer. You put it in a grain bag (usually a stretchy muslin bag), tie a knot in the open end to keep the grain in the bag. Heat some water (maybe 2 to 3 gallons) to about 170 degrees, turn off the heat source and dunk the grain bag into the heated water (like a giant tea bag!) for something like 15 minutes. Take out the bag and throw it away. Now add all the extracts to this water while constantly stirring as you add it all. Once it's all mixed and dissolved, you are ready to boil it and add hops per the directions.
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> Hi, > I have the Porter True Brew kit and am confused. The instructions say > "Place the grains in the steeping bag, ..." but as far as I can see > there is no grain provided or in the list. The ingredients include > Unhopped Dark Malt Extract, Dark Dried Malt Extract, Malto-Dextrin, > Chocolate Grain Malt, Hop Pellets, Ale Yeast and Priming Sugar. What > do they mean by "grains"? Thanks for any advice. > DickF
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