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Old 11-04-2011, 05:55 AM   #1
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What will boiling hops for 15 minutes give me (besides15 minutes of bittering) that won't happen at flameout?

Will much aroma/flavor be driven off during the 15 minute boil?

In other words, why 15 instead of 0 - or the inverse, why 0 instead of 15?

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Old 11-04-2011, 07:50 AM   #2
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I wouldn't say this graph is perfect but it gives you an idea of what's going on:


That shows the most aroma coming from a ~7 minute addition, personally I find I get the best aroma with an addition at flameout that's steeped 5 - 15 minutes before chilling.

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Old 11-04-2011, 07:53 AM   #3
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Seems to me lately people consider anything less than 20min to be flavor/aroma. Both are flavor and aroma is stronger when it's steeped less time.

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