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Old 09-19-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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we have tried this and the beer is turing out great. instead of the normal 3gal boil and adding the malt and hops, then adding to 2.5 gal in a carboy, we have just been starting off with 6.5 gal in our keggle......steep some grains for 20-40 minutes and then boiling for an hour. we have been consistantly ending up with 5 gallons for the carboy. Just wondering if there is any problems with this direction.....thanks

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Old 09-19-2008, 08:10 PM   #2
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No problem with that at all. Just make sure your extract is completely dissolved in the wort and none is on the bottom and you'll be fine.

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Old 09-19-2008, 08:49 PM   #3
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No problem with that at all. Just make sure your extract is completely dissolved in the wort and none is on the bottom and you'll be fine.

definatly.....thanks man!
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No problem, in fact a full boil is a superior way to go. The only downside is you've got a lot more hot wort to cool down quickly, instead of being able to add chilled top-off water. If you've got an immersion chiller, no worries.

Also be advised that you'll get higher hop utilization with a full boil. Which again is a good thing, so long as you're aware of it and make any necessary adjustments to your hop schedule.

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