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Old 10-01-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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OK, I do some recipes that require 60 and 90 minute boils and I just want to know what is the advantage of a 90 minute boil over 60? All things equal...what does the final product have to offer on the taste buds being a 90 minute boil over a 60?

Between the mash and sparge time, that extra 1/2 hour must be worth it or what? I have never tried boiling my own recipes for 90, but what can I expect?


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Here's an older thread in the topic..…http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/90-m...e-boil-118287/


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Better hop utilization, for one. Also it breaks down some enzymes or protiens or something, good in lite lagers and such.
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90 minute boils are not better or worse than 60 minute boils....If you see a 90 minute boil more than likely there's pilsner malt in the grainbill. 90 minute boils are usually only done with pilsner malt to drive off DMS precursors, which can lead to a cooked corn taste.

It a normal situation a 60 minute boil is all you really need to do.
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OK guys...I get the message. Thanks, I never knew about the DMS with pilsner malt.
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90 minute boils are usually only done with pilsner malt to drive off DMS precursors, which can lead to a cooked corn taste.

It a normal situation a 60 minute boil is all you really need to do.
It is matter of personal choice.. IMO
I"ve always boiled pilsner for 60 minutes and I didnt noticed significant DMS taste.
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I did a quad that I boiled for 90 min b/c I wanted to have a more caramelized wort...
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A pro brewer friend of mine encourages a 90 min boil.
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A pro brewer friend of mine encourages a 90 min boil.
For each malt or just pilsner?
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For each malt or just pilsner?
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