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Old 08-31-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
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Does that mean when the wort starts to boil, or when you put the heat to the wort?


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I add my bittering hops after the hot break - which is also when I start my 'boil timer.'


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Old 08-31-2007, 08:20 PM   #3
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When the wort starts to boil or the foaming slows down.
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When the wort starts to boil or the foaming slows down.
Ya, what he said.
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Looks like I'll be bittering for 90 min. d'oh

making the Ed Wort Haus Pale Ale. I threw the 60 minute addition in at the beginning. About 30 minute to boil, so I'll probably be 90 minutes of bittering. C'est la vie.
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It'll be fine. consider it your 'house' version
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Bittering hops are usually added with 60 minutes left in the boil. This will get most of the bittering acids into your wort. 90 minutes will only extract a couple of percent more so you will be fine. Waiting until after the hot break helps as well to fully utilize the alpha acids as bradsul mentioned.
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Looks like I'll be bittering for 90 min. d'oh

making the Ed Wort Haus Pale Ale. I threw the 60 minute addition in at the beginning. About 30 minute to boil, so I'll probably be 90 minutes of bittering. C'est la vie.
Not really...the maximim bittering acids that can be extracted is 30% at 60 mins. After that you get nothing...


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