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Old 01-22-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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I have heard talk about only adding 1/3 of lme at the beginning of the boil and adding the rest at the end. What are the benefits to doing this? I am going to brew an oatmeal stout soon, would this be beneficial?



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Old 01-22-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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It gives you a more accurate color with lighter styles and helps reduce "extract twang"

It has worked very well for me on ~8 batches since I started this technique



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Old 01-22-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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So do you do this for all beers or just lighter ones?

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Old 01-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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This technique works very well for all styles,light to dark. For example,I brewed another batch of my sunset gold apa & got in the FV just a little bit ago. I used half of the 3lb bag of plain light DME in the 2.75G boil (boil off from 3G gave this amount). Did my hop additions,then at flame out,added the remaining DME,& all the LME,stirring very well to thoroughly mix all. Then the ice bath.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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^^^Exactly how I do it.

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:16 PM   #6
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Me three!

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:24 PM   #7
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Ok looks like I will be doing that this time around.

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:41 PM   #8
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Late addition LME does help as mentioned above, I switched to DME for all beers to help even more. No extract twang at all, much lighter color and the beer tastes a ton better.

I even add the DME when the H2o is cold, helps to reduce the boil over a bit and eliminates the possibility of scorching the sugars.

Just my opinion but it works for me

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That's why I stir my partial boils a lot. Wanna keep that 1.5lbs of plain DME moving a lil bit. And adding the LME at flame out made them better too.


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