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Old 12-23-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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im heating up the water for my 3rd batch right now its a Brewers Best Weizenbier kit its just got hops and 6.6 lbs of muntons wheat LME, do u think it would be beneficial to add maybe 3/4 of one 3.3lb can at the beginning and then add 1 1/4 can the last say 20 minutes of the boil? or should i just boil it all at once?

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Old 12-23-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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anybody have any input? my water is just starting to boil so i have to do this soon

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Old 12-23-2008, 09:29 PM   #3
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You plan is fine. OR, you could reverse it and add MOST of the LME late. Either way, you're good!

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Old 12-23-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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well since there was no replies i added 1 can off the bat and going to add the other can in about 30 min so about 45 min into the brew

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If you add the extract late, it will be like using more hops. You may end up making the beer more bitter than you want - or you might like it better.

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If you add the extract late, it will be like using more hops. You may end up making the beer more bitter than you want - or you might like it better.
Do the math on the kit and you might find that the late extract addition may actually help you hit the IBU target. I recently did a BB porter kit, full boil. When I did the math to check what hopping adjustments I'd have to make to compensate for the full boil, I found that if I followed the directions to a tee, the bitterness would have been way low. I double checked with Beersmith and got similar results. If the kit had been dead on for it's 2.5 gal boil, it would have been over-hopped as a full boil or as late extract in a 2.5 gal boil.

Its obviously too late now, but if you do the math, you can check your hopping to see if late extract will help or hurt.

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