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Old 07-21-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
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I just bought several Brewferm kits. The directions say not to boill the extract. Should I follow this or just boill the extract?

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Old 07-21-2007, 04:59 PM   #2
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I don't think it really matters that much. If you have doubts about your sanitation, then go ahead and boil. If you sanitize good, boiling might not be necessary.

When you boil an extract, it has a tendency to make the wort a darker color. If thats what you want go ahead and boil. If you're going for lighter/clear color maybe you don't boil.

If you're making a kit, its pretty hard to mess it up anyway.

Personally I wouldn't boil it, but thats just me.

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Old 07-21-2007, 05:20 PM   #3
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We've only done a couple of the canned kits and we did boil but not long. We put a couple gallons of water in the pot and brought it to a boil. We then added the contents of the can, brought the temp back to boil and boiled for 5 minutes or so. We used a ice bath to cool it down, put in primary, and added water to specified amount.

I don't think it's necessary to boil but it didn't seem quite right to not bring it up to temp.

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Old 07-21-2007, 06:21 PM   #4
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i'd add it at the end of your boil...10 minutes or so. it will help it dissolve in the wort and ensure proper sanitation.
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