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Old 01-11-2017, 03:34 AM   #1
May 2012
wichita, kansas
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If I'm boiling all 5 gallons do I still need to wait until the end of the boil to add the second half of DME?

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Old 01-11-2017, 04:17 AM   #2
Dec 2015
Hinesville, Georgia
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but is best to do it at the end of the boil after heat is removed to lessen the chances of scorching the DME..If you do it while heat is still on the boil would be best to make it a 2 person operation, 1 pouring in the DME and the other stirring the wort to insure it is mixed and doesn't fall to the bottom of the kettle to be scorched.,..I have done it both ways with good results..

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Old 01-11-2017, 04:49 AM   #3
May 2011
Medford, WI
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I add hot wort from the boil kettle to the remaining extract for easier pouring near the end of the boil. I actually turn the heat up since the whirl pool from stirring for the second pour cools the wort too much. No chance of any scorching when the extract is thinned out.

Use a wooden spoon to get to the bottom of the jugs.
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