Hi. I'm a new brewer and I'm trying to figure out the best way to boil wort with LME. I've read the BYO article on better extract brewing (http://www.byo.com/component/resourc...xtract-brewing
) as well as the article on different ways to boil extract (http://www.byo.com/stories/technique...o-your-madness
). My general process has been: add 1/3 LME at beginning of boil with hops, then add remaining LME 15 minutes before the end of the boil.
So, here are my two questions:
1) Better Extract Brewing suggests that you don't want to evaporate much of your wort. In the current batch I'm boiling (right now, in fact), I've definitely lost more than 10% (of only 1/3 LME added to water). Could I just add more boiling water from a different pot while adding the remaining 2/3 LME? Is there any benefit to doing that?
2) It *seems* like the best way to boil wort is to add some small amount of LME to a large pot of boiling water and reserve the remaining LME until 15 minutes before the end of boiling. Is this true, and do people have different methods for different types of beer (ie hefe vs amber vs stout)?