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Old 03-22-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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I am going to add molasses to my wort for a nut brown ale recipe. I was thinking like 10-15 minutes left in the boil... is that right??? Or should I just add it with the malt extract.

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You should add it in with your extract (or at least most of it), at the last 10-15 minutes of your boil.




You don't want the molasses to get overcarmalized, and doing late additions with your extract will result in a greater hop utilization and less carmelization of your malt. You want color to come from steeping grains, not overdone extract.

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You should add it in with your extract (or at least most of it), at the last 10-15 minutes of your boil.




You don't want the molasses to get overcarmalized, and doing late additions with your extract will result in a greater hop utilization and less carmelization of your malt. You want color to come from steeping grains, not overdone extract.
So I should wait to add the extract at the final 10-15 mins of my boil?? I thought the extract needed to boil for an hour. I am using a gold LME from Northern Brewer.
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I'm steeping the grains right now so it would really help to get this clarified quickly. Thanks.

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http://www.byo.com/feature/1510.html

That article describes several methods of using the extract.

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If you have a recipe, follow it. It's a little late to be adjusting. I just add molasses at the start and stir well.

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