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Old 01-07-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Full Boil Brewers Best English Brown Ale

I would like to do a full boil for this recipe instead of a partial boil. What would I need to change in order to get the same outcome? This kit includes steeping some grains.

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Old 01-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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The hop extraction will be greater with more water in the boil. Everything else will be the same. So you can cut back on the bittering hops. Or just damn the torpedos and throw it all in. I mean who doesn't like over hopped beer?

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Old 01-07-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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I have been reading that full boils require less hops. How would one go about figuring when and how much I need to change to keep the same outcome? Also when steeping do I still steep the grains in the 2.5-3 gallons of water and then add the extra water after?

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There are several formulas for hop extraction. I'd recommend some brewing software like beersmith to help you figure it all out.

Add all the water to the pot (I use 6 gallons to account for boil off).
Turn on heat and add steeping grains.
Bring temp to 155F +/- turn off heat and wait 20 min +/- then remove steeping grains
Turn heat back on and bring water to a boil.
Turn off heat and add extract
Stir it a whole lot to ensure extract is completely dissolved and will not scorch the on the bottom of the pot
Turn on heat and bring it back to boiling
Start the clock, add hops per the recipe, etc...

If your on a stove top you will soon want a propane jet burner
If you don't have a chiller you will soon want one of those as well.

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I plan on doing it on a Turkey fryer. I have been searching on the forums for hops calculations. My recipe has 3 kinds of hops do I cut them all back 20% and still put them in at the same time the recipe calls for?

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Old 01-07-2010, 07:24 PM   #6
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Here is a link to the brewing instructions.

http://www.brewersbestkits.com/pdf/1...0Brown_Ale.pdf

There is note about if you brew more than the 2.5 gallons but of course does not tell you how much less to make.

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If you have some brewing software, that really can help. There are some free online ones, and I have Beersmith which has a free trial.

Without knowing the exact AAUs (the number on the hops package), to tell you how much to reduce (or even use) would be a wild guess.

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This was taken from another thread. Trying a calculator with it right now.
INGREDIENTS :
3.3 lbs. Plain Amber Malt Extract
2 lbs. Plain Amber Dry Malt Extract
8 oz. Crushed Crystal Malt 60L
1 oz. Willamette Hops (Bittering)
1/2 oz. Willamette Hops (Finishing)
5 oz. Priming Sugar
1 each Beer Yeast

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Honestly I would just throw them all in but I really like hoppy beer.

If you want to cut it back I'd cut only the first addition of 1 OZ of "bittering" hops. Try going with .8 OZ and see what happens. Either way I think you will have a nice beer.

The later additions do not boil long enough to have a heavy contribution to the resulting bitterness in the finished beer.

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Not really sure what this calculator is telling me. hmm.....

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