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homebrewer_99 04-01-2007 07:42 AM

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Nope, I'm almost 100% DME...

Yes, the 60 min boil is for the extraction of the bittering hops alpha acids.

I've done lots of experimenting with my boils. I still boil 60 min, but I've also boiled 30 mins and doubled up on the hops which adds up to the same bittering percentage. It also reduces my time (30 mins) and use of gas (for 30 mins). Since I buy bulk DME and hops adding an extra oz of hops is cheaper than wasting a half hour.

I'll use 1/4 lb of grain occasionally, but not often. Are these light enough for you????


homebrewer_99 04-01-2007 07:42 AM

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Nope, I'm almost 100% DME...

Yes, the 60 min boil is for the extraction of the bittering hops alpha acids.

I've done lots of experimenting with my boils. I still boil 60 min, but I've also boiled 30 mins and doubled up on the hops which adds up to the same bittering percentage. It also reduces my time (30 mins) and use of gas (for 30 mins). Since I buy bulk DME and hops adding an extra oz of hops is cheaper than wasting a half hour.

I'll use 1/4 lb of grain occasionally, but not often. Are these light enough for you????


homebrewer_99 04-01-2007 07:42 AM

4 Attachment(s)

Nope, I'm almost 100% DME...

Yes, the 60 min boil is for the extraction of the bittering hops alpha acids.

I've done lots of experimenting with my boils. I still boil 60 min, but I've also boiled 30 mins and doubled up on the hops which adds up to the same bittering percentage. It also reduces my time (30 mins) and use of gas (for 30 mins). Since I buy bulk DME and hops adding an extra oz of hops is cheaper than wasting a half hour.

I'll use 1/4 lb of grain occasionally, but not often. Are these light enough for you????


homebrewer_99 04-01-2007 07:42 AM

4 Attachment(s)

Nope, I'm almost 100% DME...

Yes, the 60 min boil is for the extraction of the bittering hops alpha acids.

I've done lots of experimenting with my boils. I still boil 60 min, but I've also boiled 30 mins and doubled up on the hops which adds up to the same bittering percentage. It also reduces my time (30 mins) and use of gas (for 30 mins). Since I buy bulk DME and hops adding an extra oz of hops is cheaper than wasting a half hour.

I'll use 1/4 lb of grain occasionally, but not often. Are these light enough for you????


homebrewer_99 04-25-2007 01:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Szerek
After reading this thread for the 2nd time today I'm still left wondering if you get better clarity from a full boil or from a late addition. There seems to be quite a few conflicting opinions...I'm going to brew an extract brew this weekend. My first IPA was somewhat cloudy but I didn't use anything for clearing.

My 2nd brew was a fruit beer and I used Irish Moss but it's still VERY VERY cloudy, was bottled that way.

I'd like the 3rd batch to be clear if I can do it.
IMO, it's your fruit that's causing the cloudiness for that brew. Give it more time and it'll fall out I'm sure.

The first and second pics are late addition/all DME brews. The 3rd is a Hefe Weizen BEFORE I pour in the yeast. Clear enough?

homebrewer_99 04-25-2007 01:48 AM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Szerek
After reading this thread for the 2nd time today I'm still left wondering if you get better clarity from a full boil or from a late addition. There seems to be quite a few conflicting opinions...I'm going to brew an extract brew this weekend. My first IPA was somewhat cloudy but I didn't use anything for clearing.

My 2nd brew was a fruit beer and I used Irish Moss but it's still VERY VERY cloudy, was bottled that way.

I'd like the 3rd batch to be clear if I can do it.
IMO, it's your fruit that's causing the cloudiness for that brew. Give it more time and it'll fall out I'm sure.

The first and second pics are late addition/all DME brews. The 3rd is a Hefe Weizen BEFORE I pour in the yeast. Clear enough?

homebrewer_99 04-25-2007 01:48 AM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Szerek
After reading this thread for the 2nd time today I'm still left wondering if you get better clarity from a full boil or from a late addition. There seems to be quite a few conflicting opinions...I'm going to brew an extract brew this weekend. My first IPA was somewhat cloudy but I didn't use anything for clearing.

My 2nd brew was a fruit beer and I used Irish Moss but it's still VERY VERY cloudy, was bottled that way.

I'd like the 3rd batch to be clear if I can do it.
IMO, it's your fruit that's causing the cloudiness for that brew. Give it more time and it'll fall out I'm sure.

The first and second pics are late addition/all DME brews. The 3rd is a Hefe Weizen BEFORE I pour in the yeast. Clear enough?


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