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Old 09-14-2012, 03:57 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I am getting ready to do the northern brewer caribou slobber but have read a lot on here about doing full boils. How do I convert there instructions to do a full boil? Thanks



 
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:19 AM   #2
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Steep the grains in the recommended amount of water according to the instructions. When you remove the grains, top the boil kettle up to 6 gallons and proceed from there. That's it!


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Old 09-14-2012, 04:25 AM   #3
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Wow that's easy enough to do. For my knowledge is there a calculation that you do to figure out 6 gallons or do you just know from doing it? Thanks

 
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:29 AM   #4
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Most people boil off a gallon per hour. It depends on your burner and pot but you have to start somewhere.

 
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:30 AM   #5
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Awesome. We'll see how it goes. Thanks

 
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:32 AM   #6
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You could do a dry run. Boil 6 gallons of water for an hour, cool, and pour in your fermentor to see how it fits. Then adjust for your beer.

Personally, I think that's more trouble than it's worth. Six gallons will get you close and it will be great beer regardless.

 
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:35 AM   #7
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What's your opinion on late extract addition? I've read people say that it is better to add the extract late in the boil unlike the instructions say. Thanks

 
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #8
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Just did this one 2 weeks ago. Steep grains in a seperate pot to save time while brew kettle is warming up. Steep in 1 gal and heat 4.5 gal in kettle. By the time you add steep water and lme you will have about 6 gal. With full boil you dont need to do late addition, but if you do you can get lighter colored beer from what i hear. I just dumped it in in the beginning. Also ive read that you should reduce hop additions by 1/4 if you are concerned about the increase in hop utilization, but i didnt worry about that either. Just make sure to have al least one homebrew while doing it Cheers!

 
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:42 PM   #9
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I always add at least half of my extract at the end.

Keep in mind that doing a full boil and adding extract at the end both improve your hop efficiency. If you don't make some adjustments, it may be more bitter than you intended.

 
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:50 PM   #10
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What's your opinion on late extract addition? I've read people say that it is better to add the extract late in the boil unlike the instructions say. Thanks
I would add all of the extract in with the aroma hops (5minute boil).
It is common for extract brews added in the beginning of the boil to end up with a FG of 1.020 due to caramelizing the sugars. I like most of my brews under 1.010 which is harder to do with extract but you can get close by adding at flame out or boiling for just a short amount of time. Good Luck!



 
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