The downside of apartment brewing - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > The downside of apartment brewing

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-31-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
InityBrew
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Phoenixville, Pa
Posts: 832
Liked 235 Times on 162 Posts



For the last year i have used a plug-in element in addition to my stove so that i could achieve and maintain a rolling boil in my 8 gallon kettle. (apartment brewer)

Today after collecting the wort for Skeezers Zombie Dust clone my element decided to stop working.

I proceeded to "simmer" my wort at 208F. In addition to the regular hop bill, i took a gallon of wort out of the pot and boiled it separately with an ounce of magnum for 60 minutes, and then added it back to my kettle to ensure that i got enough bitterness

The wort actually tasted good. But... should i be worried about anything else due to the lack of rolling boil?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 01:49 AM   #2
kpr121
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,145
Liked 127 Times on 111 Posts


Eh, you might not get a super clear beer that you would get otherwise from a hard boil, and possibly some off flavors (DMS, maybe?). But I dunno if it will be all that bad.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 01:51 AM   #3
m1k3
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
El Dorado Hills, CA
Posts: 953
Liked 182 Times on 133 Posts


Should be fine. Shouldn't affect the taste.
It may not turn out as clear as the same beer with a proper boil, but it will be beer.

This might be noticeable in an APA.

Let us know how it comes out!
__________________
Tap1 - Mosaic SMaSH Pils 34/70 (1.054)
Tap2 - Citra Session IPA US-05 (1.054)
Tap3 - Belgian Pale Ale WLP550 (1.060)
Tap4 - Pub Ale US-05 (1.060)
Tap5 - American Strong Ale US-05 (1.072)
Tap6 - Black Lager 34/70 (1.072)

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I've found the one major downside to electric brewing scottland Electric Brewing 6 07-23-2012 06:01 PM
Apartment brewing? deadcactus General Beer Discussion 9 02-16-2012 08:56 PM
Apartment brewing Mrmorrison21 General Beer Discussion 8 06-03-2011 04:27 AM
Apartment AG brewing texasgeorge All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 21 01-13-2010 01:42 AM
Apartment brewing Hermish General Techniques 20 04-28-2007 03:03 AM


Forum Jump