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Old 10-27-2012, 03:34 AM   #11
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Sometimes im lazy, just dry hopping 1/2 your pellets right into primary whole,no boil.the other 1/2 right into secondary.


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Old 10-27-2012, 03:38 AM   #12
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I scrape hop scum, just because I think it makes cleanup easier.


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Old 10-27-2012, 03:38 AM   #13
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Yes, I stir occasionally... I mainly do it to keep the bottom of my kettle happy so that my wort doesn't scorch. I don't know that it would scorch but I don't think it's worth testing. Stirring makes be feel more involved in the boil process anyway...
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:38 AM   #14
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i do extract/partial mash brews, so i stir to dissolve the extract
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:58 PM   #15
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"Hi. My name is Dave, and I'm a boil stirrer"

If everything is going right, there's a lot of idle time to just play with the boil. I can't resist...

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #16
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I'm a closet stir'er as well - maybe that's why my eyes are getting bad
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #17
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Sometimes im lazy, just dry hopping 1/2 your pellets right into primary whole,no boil.the other 1/2 right into secondary.
Are you serious, Hixyhopper? If so, I'd really like to hear more.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #18
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I like to stir it just to keep things moving & keep scortching to a minimum or non existent. Just my preference.
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I skim hot break....Don't know if it makes a difference, but I'm waiting for my first hop addition anyway, so what the hell.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:24 AM   #20
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Sometimes im lazy, just dry hopping 1/2 your pellets right into primary whole,no boil.the other 1/2 right into secondary.
Exactly how lazy does one have to be to not want to throw a handful of hops into a pot 3 times over an hour?


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