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Old 03-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #91
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The problem I can see with a longer boil is that you need a bigger starting volume and my setup's boil rate hovers around 13-15%. A bigger starting volume can mean a lesser gravity starting wort or bigger final efficiency. In normal/big beers, that's not a problem, since you're not likely to be extracting tannins by sparging a gallon or two more. But with something that FINISHES at 1.028 after the boil, I'd be worried that the final runnings might dip very, very low.
A solution could be to just add water to the wort before the boil. That's what they used to do with many low-gravity beers.

Of course, they'd usually be parti-gyling with the 1028 beer as the weakest of two or three.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:59 AM   #92
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I am going to brew an low gravity (10.26 is what I'm aiming for) one gallon batch tonight. If all goes well, it should end up as a 2% brew.

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I think I'm going to brew the Baby Ale featured on the latest Basic Brewing Video episode.

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I think I'm going to brew the Baby Ale featured on the latest Basic Brewing Video episode.
That's what I based my batch on. I made some small substitutions based on what hops I had.
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