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Old 11-10-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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Since I am a beginner, I am using kits of MrBeer until I gain some confidence in this "new" hobby. I have a question. Most of the MrBeer recipes do not do a hot-break like mentioned in Palmer's book. The boil the water then take it off and add the extract, etc. Should I add them before the end of a boil and try to get a hot break like said in his book? Is this necessary? Thanks!!

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Old 11-10-2006, 09:13 PM   #2
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From what I've been learning, most of the hot break is already removed from any extract during the manufacture of the extract itself. I would imagine that Mr. Beer kits would be the same. So, I wouldn't bother.

And go get yourself a basic brewing kit! It's really not that hard, and we're here to help. The beer will be MUCH improved.
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