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Old 12-11-2012, 02:29 AM   #1
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Is it ok to scoop off the foam that forms early during the boil of your wort or should i just leave it be.

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:33 AM   #2
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I honestly can't say if it has an impact on the beer one way or another, but I usually scoop it off until I add my bittering hops, and all my beer turns out good. I think I did see something like this posted somewhere, though.

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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I dont mess with it and my beer tastes good as well. It's all a matter of personal preference.

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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The foam "breaks" and then the proteins just fall to the bottom as the kettle cools. It's called hot break, and there's no need to mess with it.
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