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Old 01-05-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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I've heard this technique mentioned a few times but I don't know what it is.

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I believe that is where you add your extract in the last fifteen minutes of the boil to minimize carmelization that darkens your beer. You have to be careful with your bittering hops additions because the lower gravity will extract more alpha acids from the hops and increase your bitterness.

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I believe that is where you add your extract in the last fifteen minutes of the boil to minimize carmelization that darkens your beer. You have to be careful with your bittering hops additions because the lower gravity will extract more alpha acids from the hops and increase your bitterness.
I'm sure you're right about the carmelization, but from what I've seen, the main purpose is to lower the boil gravity when you're only doing a partial boil, that way you get more IBUs out of your hops.
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It will keep the color of your brew lighter. However you need to add some extract at the beginning of the boil in order to get better hop utilization.

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Put in about half of your extract as you normally would, then put in the remainder with about 15 minutes to go.

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I only use 1 lb of malt in 1.5 gals of water...fewer hops...add the remaining malt during the last 15 mins which is usually not boiled, but steeped.

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anyone have a good rough ratio of how much to lower your hops when you do this?

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use the forums search feature. these questions have been covered numerous times in the past.

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I only use 1 lb of malt in 1.5 gals of water...fewer hops...add the remaining malt during the last 15 mins which is usually not boiled, but steeped.
So let me get this straight. When you add the rest of the malt with 15m left, you don't restart the boil? You just let it steep?
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So let me get this straight. When you add the rest of the malt with 15m left, you don't restart the boil? You just let it steep?

take the kettle off direct flame to prevent scortching
slowly add remaining malt until fully incorporated
place kettle back on flame
knock out @ 60 minutes
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