Originally Posted by mi5
Having read this whole thread (google directed me here) I am curious as to whether the OP or anyone else made further ground on no boil techniques and what their results were?
I am in the same boat. This is a mad breakthrough thread. After thinking about how the picobrew doesn't boil the wort, I was considering creating a RIMS setup that didn't boil but only brought the temp high enough to isomerize the hop oils.
This however is making me wonder if I even have to do that. Now I am thinking there may be many ways to skin the cat with the hop problem:
1. Add hop extract for bitterness.
2. Do a no chill, and let the residual heat slowly isomerize the hops.
3. Make a super concentrated hop tea and add that.
In fact I am even wondering if I would have to add any hops at all until after fermentation is complete. This thread is inspiring complete heresy.
The co2 DMS scrubbing is brilliant if it works. DMS is pretty volatile even at temperatures lower than boiling, so this may not even be necessary.