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Old 06-01-2009, 02:45 AM   #1
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When doing a late addition, should i be mixing both extracts together so that I put half of each in at the beginning and half of each at the end? Or does it matter if I put all of one in at the beginning and one in at the end.

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Old 06-01-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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Doesn't matter. The impact on bittering only depends on the gravity and timing, not the type of extract.

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Doesn't matter. The impact on bittering only depends on the gravity and timing, not the type of extract.
What he said! I have done it both ways and couldn't tell a difference.

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What kinds of extract are you talking about? I have not felt a need to use late add for DME, I add all of that at the beginning of the boil.

If it's all LME batch I add 1/2 at the beginning and 1/2 at 45 min. If it's a mix of the two, DME at the beginning, LME at 45 min.

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I wouldn't be too technical about the late addition of the "type" of extract. If using both LME and DME, put the LME in late if possible it has a greater chance of scorching and caramelizing than the DME, but say if you have a pound of wheat and 3-4 pounds of amber, adding them in that proportion late won't make any difference.

I have used as little as 1lb DME in a 3 gallon boil to increase my hops utilization, and added as much as 6lbs in the last 15 minutes with great results.

FWIW, I exclusively use DME.

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Old 06-17-2009, 02:38 AM   #6
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What about trying to preserve color?

If I have amber LME and light LME, would choosing one of them for a late addition change the color much?

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