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Old 11-16-2010, 01:11 AM   #1
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Hello,

I am a newbie brewer, i've done one batch so far that's turned out pretty good and am about to start on my second. The first time around, I noticed that it took quite some time for the wort to start boiling again after the malt extract was added to it. The boil is going strong but after the malt is added, it takes a while before it gets to a rolling boil again.

So I was wondering if it's possible to warm up the malt extract first before pouring it in? Microwave? In a pot with hot water? any tips?

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Old 11-16-2010, 01:25 AM   #2
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I always put my extracts into a pot of hot water. Not boiling mind you, just hot. I usually do this before the boil. This also helps to get the extract out easier. I usually find that it does affect the water temp as much as 20 degrees, but all in all, not too big of a temperature drop. I would definitely suggest heating your extract first.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:25 AM   #3
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I usually sit them in the sink in a hot water bath. The pot with hot water works well too

 
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:25 AM   #4

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i always put my extracts into a pot of hot water. Not boiling mind you, just hot. I usually do this before the boil. This also helps to get the extract out easier. I usually find that it does affect the water temp as much as 20 degrees, but all in all, not too big of a temperature drop. I would definitely suggest heating your extract first.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:32 AM   #5
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Same here, if nothing else it helps it to pour out easier.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:32 AM   #6
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Great, thanks for your input everyone!

 
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:11 PM   #7
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I grab a pot just about as tall as the extract and put the extract can into it. After that I use an electric teakettle to boil a full kettles worth of water and pour it in.

I let it sit this past brew session for about 20 minutes and when I went to pour I was shocked at how easy it was; no spoons or scraping; within 30 seconds the entire thing was in the kettle.
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