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Old 12-04-2012, 06:49 PM   #11
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But I don't know of ONE case of DMS in an extract brew, and not even all that many in an AG brew considering how many people I talk to everyday that brew. I think DMS would be the least of my concerns in a 30 minute extract brew.


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Old 12-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #12
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Exactly! Never heard of DMS being an issue with extract.


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Old 12-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #13
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Good news then!
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:06 PM   #14
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I switched to 2.5 gal batches this fall (for a bunch of reasons) and most of them I only boil 30 minutes and just increase the amount of hops I use. The 3 batches I've made this way have definitely been the best I've ever made. So I would say go ahead and boil for 30 min. In my experience I've gotten excellent results.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:36 PM   #15
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You don't need sugars to extract hops oils- but it's commonly done. (To see, boil 1/2 cup of water with a couple of hop pellets- it'll get bitter!)

Normally, a good recommendation is one pound of extract per gallon of water being boiled. That seems to work well for everybody, and I have no reason to doubt that amount.
I wondered about this and found an article somewhere (of course I can't find it) that seemed to state the wort environment was required for proper hop utilization.

If it isn't, then an extract brewer could simpy mix their extract with the appropriate volume of water and add a hop tea. No boil, no mess, no wort chilling...probably take less than 1.5 hours start to finish.
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I'm liking my 2.5 gl extract brews, just did another last night and also went with a 30 minute boil but added a 30 min steep for some good hop flavor.
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I wondered about this and found an article somewhere (of course I can't find it) that seemed to state the wort environment was required for proper hop utilization.

If it isn't, then an extract brewer could simpy mix their extract with the appropriate volume of water and add a hop tea. No boil, no mess, no wort chilling...probably take less than 1.5 hours start to finish.
Yes, and if you're using malt extracts, why not use hop extracts? Just pour everything into the fermentor toss in some yeast and wait. A small addition of cooked material can give your beer that personal touch.
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Yes, and if you're using malt extracts, why not use hop extracts? Just pour everything into the fermentor toss in some yeast and wait. A small addition of cooked material can give your beer that personal touch.
Yeesh, I hope you're being sarcastic. Why not just go to the store and pick up a 6-pack instead? It would shave off even more time and money. Using malt syrup and hop syrup, and you're pretty much just diluting ingredients to turn it into a beer. Gordon Ramsey would be appalled.
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Yeesh, I hope you're being sarcastic. Why not just go to the store and pick up a 6-pack instead? It would shave off even more time and money. Using malt syrup and hop syrup, and you're pretty much just diluting ingredients to turn it into a beer. Gordon Ramsey would be appalled.
I don't think so, if the beer tastes good I think Mr. Ramsay would be delighted that one was able to create such a beer with such a low input of time and effort. Money of course has to factor into the equation and once I figure out the simplest all grain method for my kitchen I will probably do that.


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