Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > another qeustion about kits...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-25-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
smithnick0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Findlay, Ohio
Posts: 96
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default another qeustion about kits...

First off, thanks to everybody who answers any questions. This is one of the friendliest more helpful forums ive been apart of!!

Now, im getting ready to use my Brewers Best Imperial Blonde Ale kit this weekend. It says to use a partial boil. I have a 35 quart pot. Can/should i do a full boil? What will i have to change in the instructions if i do use a full boil?

__________________
smithnick0 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
aggiejay06
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 209
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Consider it paying it forward. You'll do the same one day I'm sure.

I think it always behooves one to do a full boil. In this case, your primary concern will be hops utilization. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, bc I could be flip-flopping it, but I believe you'll get more hops utilization by boiling the full volume. Thus, to get the intended IBUs, you'll need to reduce the amount of hops you use somewhat. Someone's got to have a link to a calculator that will help adjust this.

__________________
aggiejay06 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 05:56 PM   #3
Kaz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Amish Country, PA
Posts: 1,054
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I would do the full boil if your stove can handle it or if you have a gas burner. Be careful though, even in a 35 quart pot you can get a boilover with 6 gallons. You will want to decrease the hops a little due to better utilization in the larger boil but I don't know if you would notice the added bitterness in an Imperial Blonde.

__________________

Draft 1: Lightly smoked Weizen
Draft 2: Belgian Wit
Draft 3: Rauchbier

Primary 1: German Scwarzbier
Primary 2:

On Deck: Belgian Brown Ale, Pale Ale, Stout

Kaz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 06:07 PM   #4
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 28,557
Liked 1941 Times on 1702 Posts
Likes Given: 1436

Default

There are a few on this site that say a full boil with extract winds up tasting better. I say give it a try,it certainly won't be the worse for it. they claim it's better because you're not "topping off",over & above hop utilization & all that Einstein stuff.
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
My new book is on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3MCU0W
unionrdr is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 06:23 PM   #5
smithnick0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Findlay, Ohio
Posts: 96
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

So I change how long a steep then boil? Do I change when I add each hops?

__________________
smithnick0 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 06:41 PM   #6
pwndabear
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: buffalo, ny
Posts: 991
Liked 23 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 62

Default

no, i wouldnt worry about the steeping at all and if you were going to do a full 60 min boil, stick with that. the only thing that will change is your hops and the utilization of the AAUs. There are calculators to help figure that out or im sure if you post your recipe, someone can beersmith it for you

__________________

So you want to be a leader? You want to change the game?
Turn your back on money, walk away from fame.
You want to be a missionary? Got that missionary zeal?
Let a stranger change your life, how's that make you feel?
You want to be a writer but don’t know how or when?
Find a quiet place use a humble pen.

pwndabear is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 06:51 PM   #7
boo boo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hearts's Delight, Newfoundland
Posts: 4,171
Liked 30 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pwndabear View Post
no, i wouldnt worry about the steeping at all and if you were going to do a full 60 min boil, stick with that. the only thing that will change is your hops and the utilization of the AAUs. There are calculators to help figure that out or im sure if you post your recipe, someone can beersmith it for you
+1 Excatly.
__________________

How do you BBQ an elephant....first you get your elephant....

boo boo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 06:51 PM   #8
smithnick0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Findlay, Ohio
Posts: 96
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I'm on my phone right now, but if u go to brewers best website, they have the recipe for imperial blonde.. so the grain bag would stay in for the whole 60 min boil?

__________________
smithnick0 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 07:00 PM   #9
tchuklobrau
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gowanda, NY
Posts: 1,007
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

All the bb kits i have done i did the partial boil. The directions say do this because the recipe was designed to work this way. So they claim the hops might not be right if you do a full boil.

__________________
tchuklobrau is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2011, 07:05 PM   #10
aggiejay06
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 209
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smithnick0 View Post
I'm on my phone right now, but if u go to brewers best website, they have the recipe for imperial blonde.. so the grain bag would stay in for the whole 60 min boil?
I think what they were trying to say before was don't worry about changing the steeping from what's in the directions. I would steep as they say to, and then start the full boil. You don't want to boil it with the grains in there. I can't think of anything beneficial coming from that. There are potential (debatable) downfalls of boiling the grain.
__________________
aggiejay06 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
Kits afio18 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 04-13-2010 07:59 PM
Kits- I don't get it gtpro Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 41 02-04-2010 01:11 AM
Old kits HenryKDuff Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 01-08-2010 03:57 AM
Prob a sillu qeustion. Can I reuse old grains that had been out in freezing weather? britishbloke Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 03-04-2007 05:23 PM
Kits? rob250 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 09-03-2006 12:30 AM