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Old 07-22-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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This might be my last extract recipe before I AG. The question is i want to use my 8 gallon pot to make it, instead of using 2.5 gallons of water could i use 6.5 gallons of water to make my extract brew. Any advise would be grateful. thank in advance.



 
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Are you planning to do that on a stove?



 
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:50 PM   #3
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If your heat source can boil it, go for it. If your recipe is tailored for partial boil, then knock the hops down.

 
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:11 PM   #4
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Ya, i will be useing a propane cooker. How would I go about tailoring the hop from a partial boil?

 
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:41 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by McGarnigle View Post
If your heat source can boil it, go for it. If your recipe is tailored for partial boil, then knock the hops down.
just out of curiosity, what is the difference when you knock the hops down? I brewed a brown ale recently that was made to be a 2.5 gal boil, but i do full boils so i used 6.5 gal. how will the additional boil size impact the final taste in relationship to hop flavor/aroma?

I do all extract kits at this point, most of them come with instructions for a partial boil, but with the exception of my first brew, i've done all full boils.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:35 AM   #6
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Go for it. I did and cant be happier

 
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:32 PM   #7
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Make sure you can cool it quickly too. IC or CFC or a big ass bucket of ice water

edit: Well since you are going AG you probably already have this covered



 
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