I had an idea this morning and wanted to see if anyone had tried it or had any opinions really!
Can you cold steep grain and freeze it ahead of brew day?
I'm going to make a BIPA at some point in the next few weeks, but I'll be steeping the midnight wheat at room temperature for two days (to get colour with minimum flavour) before adding the run off at the end of the boil. However, knowing two days in advance that I'll definitely be getting a brew on is difficult, so if I steep the grain now, whip out the bag and freeze it, and then defrost it on brew day, will it be OK? Or will I end up with a sour BIPA?
Can't see why not, as long as it goes in the boil at some stage, I think.
I've never cold steeped grain. Ever.