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Old 10-14-2007, 07:22 PM   #1
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I have a question that I would like to post everyone. I have been getting everywhere from 1/2 to 1 gallon of burn off the last three batches I have made.

does anyone have any suggestions to minimize burn off?

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Old 10-14-2007, 07:26 PM   #2
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Depends on what you're using as a heat source, but 1 gallon or less on a 5 gallon full boil batch isn't all that bad.

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Old 10-14-2007, 07:29 PM   #3
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It's supposed to do that. What size pot are you boiling in? I like to go with a bigger boil than a standard beer kit directions would call for. The bigger the boil, the more flavor you get out of your hops.

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Old 10-14-2007, 07:58 PM   #4
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Boil off is necessary to remove DMS and your results are within normal. The goal is to end up with about 5-5.5 gallons. You can top off, but it's hard to concentrate the wort once the boil is done..

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That's not bad at all, I lose about 2.5 gallons to boil off on the typical 90 minute boil I do.

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Ok..Thanks for the reply. It seemed very high to me, but I am no expert. Thanks for the reply and the comments!

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as far as tips, do some controlled tests with water, your normal boil volumes and times, and see how much you truly lose.

It'll be useful info in the future, especially for all grain brewing, where the goal is NO top-off water and a full-boil that ends up about 5.5gallons.

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