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Old 04-13-2010, 01:53 PM   #11
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Might be a color issue too.
I think that I remember seeing an Evil Dead Red recipe that called for a certain amount of time of boiling of the wort before the hops were added to get the color of the brew a deeper red color. Without the extra boiling time to the wort, the brewer explained, the beer would come out lighter in color.

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Old 04-18-2010, 08:53 PM   #12
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I agree, its important to at least factor it in. Boil time is an important part of a recipe. Some of my recipes have 60, 75, and 90 minute boil times and I have good reason for them. If you want to shorten the boil time, you need to make other adjustments like water amounts, hop additions etc. Even then it won't taste QUITE the same. Color, flavor, bitterness are the factors most involved.

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