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Old 11-26-2011, 03:35 AM   #1
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Default Too long boil? Need help now, brewing in progress

I'm making 5.5 gal RIS as I write this but I messed up along the way and ended up 13+ gal of low SG wort, now after 2h boil I have 11 gal at 1.060. Looks like I will have to boil it for 4 more hours to get down to volume I need, is there an adverse effect of such a long boil (6-7h total?), should I just start my hops addition now and endup with strong stout instead??


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Old 11-26-2011, 03:45 AM   #2
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boil it longer if you have time. Only side effect I see is increased color, which won't matter for a RIS


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Old 11-26-2011, 03:55 AM   #3
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Yep, keep on boiling...
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:56 AM   #4
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How could you get 13+ gallons if you were intending on getting a 5.5 gallon batch? Fell asleep while sparging?
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:59 AM   #5
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That is a lot of boiling! and a serious miscalculation! How in the world did you end up with more than twice what you needed for the boil??

Not to sound condescending - curious/nosy.
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:00 AM   #6
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Don't add hops until you boil-down to your target preboil volume
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I wanted to make parti gyle 2 beers so mashed 22lbs grain with 10.5 gal of h2o but didn't get enough gravity points so had to sparge with 2x 3 gal end bum got 13gal
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keep boiling :-)
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:04 AM   #9
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6h of boiling and I'm down to 7.5gal, time to start hops schedule
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Talk about a long brew day


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