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Old 09-07-2009, 10:33 PM   #1
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I was just sitting here watching my 90 minute IPA boil away and I m wondering what people do while they wait.. Other than the obvious DRINK.


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Old 09-07-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:41 PM   #3
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I've tried that a few times.. I have had issues where i got into it and didn't see the boil over that was about to happen... bye bye 5oz of wort.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:45 PM   #4
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Drink a homebrew, weigh out hops, clean, drink another, sanitize, and RDWHAB.
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drink, um... then i drink, and then umm.. drink while adding hops...then uh, i think i drink after that too. throw chain smoking in there and you've got a 90 minute boil...
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During my boil is when I start getting together my fermenter, auto-siphon, chiller, etc, and then start cleaning and I sanitize when I add my chiller to my pot. I also start weighing my hops and adding them. I almost always do a 60 minute boil, not a 90 minute boil, so I don't have quite as much time to kill. Once I get the hot break, I add the hops and start cleaning/sanitizing the stuff I need at the next step.
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Until recently, I used to have to sit close by the brewpot constantly adjusting the flame so as to keep a rolling boil without boiling over. Now I use fermcap drops so now, instead, I can clean up, surf HBT, shag momma, and what not (all the while drinking homebrew of course). The boil takes care of itself.
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