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Old 07-30-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
Jul 2010
Los Angeles
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i'm still noticing an "extract twang" in my beers. i'm doing extract kits with steeping grains. Palmer's book recommends doing your boil with half the extract, then adding the other half at flameout to reduce the twang. Anybody tried this? i'm concerned about sanitation and curious to see if anyone has had success with this method.

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Old 07-30-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
I use secondaries. :p
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search this forum for "late extract addition". Lots of info on here about it.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:59 PM   #3

If you are doing a partial boil, then it is recommended to do late additions of extract. However this is done more to reduce carmelization and improve hop utilization.

The way to reducing that twang in your beers is to cool the wort as quickly as possible, and maintain a steady fermentation temp. I brew both partial mash recipes and extract with grains recipes. Since I've paid more attention to rapid wort cooling and temp control, that twang has disappeared from my brews.

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