Originally Posted by mikescooling
IMHO, I like the proteins, I think the yeast like the proteins. IMHO I think it hurts. I don't know the difference in final product. When you get to the protein break, lower the heat and take it nice'n slow till the protein drops.
And stir, in both directions. I used to skim but to no advantage. Just watch it like a hawk. I stir and break up the foam and if I see it starting to foam over I cut the heat. I keep an eye on it for the first 7 minutes of boil. I may even delay the 1st hop addition till it is under control and then start my timer.