Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > 2.5gl Batch Boil Times?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #11
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 61,639
Liked 4626 Times on 3359 Posts
Likes Given: 908

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seb View Post
But I don't know of ONE case of DMS in an extract brew, and not even all that many in an AG brew considering how many people I talk to everyday that brew. I think DMS would be the least of my concerns in a 30 minute extract brew.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2012, 07:44 PM   #12
Odin_Brews
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: golden, CO
Posts: 265
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Exactly! Never heard of DMS being an issue with extract.

__________________
Odin_Brews is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #13
Seb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 93
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Good news then!

__________________
Seb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2012, 09:06 PM   #14
fatnoah
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 152
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts

Default

I switched to 2.5 gal batches this fall (for a bunch of reasons) and most of them I only boil 30 minutes and just increase the amount of hops I use. The 3 batches I've made this way have definitely been the best I've ever made. So I would say go ahead and boil for 30 min. In my experience I've gotten excellent results.

__________________
fatnoah is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2012, 09:36 PM   #15
helibrewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
helibrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 3,367
Liked 227 Times on 199 Posts
Likes Given: 57

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
You don't need sugars to extract hops oils- but it's commonly done. (To see, boil 1/2 cup of water with a couple of hop pellets- it'll get bitter!)

Normally, a good recommendation is one pound of extract per gallon of water being boiled. That seems to work well for everybody, and I have no reason to doubt that amount.
I wondered about this and found an article somewhere (of course I can't find it) that seemed to state the wort environment was required for proper hop utilization.

If it isn't, then an extract brewer could simpy mix their extract with the appropriate volume of water and add a hop tea. No boil, no mess, no wort chilling...probably take less than 1.5 hours start to finish.
__________________
Something is always fermenting....
"It's Bahl Hornin'"

Primary:
Brite Tank/Lagering:
Kegged: Hefeweizen, Chocolate Hazelnut Porter, Kumquat Saison, Tart Cherry Cider, Belgian Tripel, Maibock Bock, Ommegang Abbey Ale Clone, Belgian Golden Strong, German Pils (WLP830)
Bottled: Belgian Quad (Grand Reserve), Derangement (Belgian Dark Strong)
On Deck:
My Site: www.restlesscellars.com
helibrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2012, 04:41 PM   #16
wobdee
Junior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lake Wissota, Wisconsin
Posts: 551
Liked 42 Times on 31 Posts

Default

I'm liking my 2.5 gl extract brews, just did another last night and also went with a 30 minute boil but added a 30 min steep for some good hop flavor.

__________________
wobdee is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-16-2012, 03:49 PM   #17
Giggliato
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 20
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by helibrewer View Post
I wondered about this and found an article somewhere (of course I can't find it) that seemed to state the wort environment was required for proper hop utilization.

If it isn't, then an extract brewer could simpy mix their extract with the appropriate volume of water and add a hop tea. No boil, no mess, no wort chilling...probably take less than 1.5 hours start to finish.
Yes, and if you're using malt extracts, why not use hop extracts? Just pour everything into the fermentor toss in some yeast and wait. A small addition of cooked material can give your beer that personal touch.
__________________
Giggliato is offline
tektonjp Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-16-2012, 04:55 PM   #18
dbsmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 413
Liked 27 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Giggliato View Post
Yes, and if you're using malt extracts, why not use hop extracts? Just pour everything into the fermentor toss in some yeast and wait. A small addition of cooked material can give your beer that personal touch.
Yeesh, I hope you're being sarcastic. Why not just go to the store and pick up a 6-pack instead? It would shave off even more time and money. Using malt syrup and hop syrup, and you're pretty much just diluting ingredients to turn it into a beer. Gordon Ramsey would be appalled.
__________________
dbsmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-16-2012, 09:00 PM   #19
Giggliato
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 20
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbsmith View Post
Yeesh, I hope you're being sarcastic. Why not just go to the store and pick up a 6-pack instead? It would shave off even more time and money. Using malt syrup and hop syrup, and you're pretty much just diluting ingredients to turn it into a beer. Gordon Ramsey would be appalled.
I don't think so, if the beer tastes good I think Mr. Ramsay would be delighted that one was able to create such a beer with such a low input of time and effort. Money of course has to factor into the equation and once I figure out the simplest all grain method for my kitchen I will probably do that.
__________________
Giggliato is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boil times MicheleE63 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-07-2012 06:08 PM
boil times michaelpeach76 General Beer Discussion 2 09-12-2012 06:48 PM
10 gallon boil times. Grossy General Techniques 9 01-14-2012 06:06 PM
10 gallon boil times. Grossy Equipment/Sanitation 4 01-13-2012 02:46 AM
Hop boil times keepitcold All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 12-02-2011 02:47 AM