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Old 04-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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Forgive me I guess for asking a stupid question, but it it possible to create an extract kit? Without having to do everything required to boil 20+litres.


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Old 04-07-2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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Of course, you can scale it down however you want. If you can buy small amounts of LME, buy DME as it is much easier to measure and portion out. It also lasts much better once opened.


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Old 04-07-2011, 08:09 PM   #3
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Would you be able to use it how you would a normal extract kit and make up the other 20l with water?
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:12 PM   #4
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You mean like make 5 gallons of beer but don't use alot of ingredients?
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:15 PM   #5
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No. I know I'm being thick. I want to make the contents of a kit (the can). But without do a full mash where you are boiling 20l+. is it even possible?
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:16 PM   #6
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are you asking if its possible to do an extract batch without having to boil the full 5 gallons (20 litres)?

if so that is called a partial boil and is very common to do

you can boil 2-3 gallons (8-12 litres) then cool and top off with the remaining water necessary to give you a full volume of 20L/5gal
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I'm not sure I'm entirely clear on what you're asking, so let me try to reiterate your question... From my reading, I get the impression you want to brew a full batch (e.g., 5 gallons) from an extract recipe without boiling the full amount? If this is the case, yes, you can reduce the boil volume and top off later on, but your hop balance will be thrown off due to the smaller volume during the boil.

If that misses your point entirely, sorry, but I'm not clear on your intent .
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20l = equals five gallons right? And You boil less than 4 gallons 2.5 I think then when ur done I dump the wort In my fermenting bucket then top it off to 5 gal.
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I'm not sure I'm entirely clear on what you're asking, so let me try to reiterate your question... From my reading, I get the impression you want to brew a full batch (e.g., 5 gallons) from an extract recipe without boiling the full amount? If this is the case, yes, you can reduce the boil volume and top off later on, but your hop balance will be thrown off due to the smaller volume during the boil.

If that misses your point entirely, sorry, but I'm not clear on your intent .
Ya I think he thinks you boil the whole 5 gal at once.
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