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Old 11-29-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default Boil time and late extract additions

I do my late dry malt extract additions with 10 minutes to end boil, and it takes me a good 5 minutes after the addition for the wart to start boiling again. When I'm timing my boil, do I stop the timer until we start boiling again or just let it continue to run the entire time?

I feel like I'm not getting as good alpha acid isomerization since I'm not boiling, but these late hop additions aren't for bittering. Any thoughts? Thanks

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:26 AM   #2
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just make sure to account for the temperature drop with the late addition next time... try it at 15 minutes & with a planned increase in temp...

there is still isomerization that occurs under boiling but at a reduced rate...

you should definately still count your boil as continuing- even if you drop under for a bit - there are still many other processes going on while you drop under a boil for a bit...
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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With adding the Whirlfloc tab, yeast booster, hops and late addition. I feel like im jumping.

There is no where in the rule book that says you can't go a little longer on the boil.

I did a batch of my house brew yesterday and didn't do a late addition. I want to see if it makes a diffrence on the FG side.
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