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Old 05-01-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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I'm on the hunt for a good extract Pale Ale recipe and I've come across a few where you only boil for 15-30 minutes. I've never heard of that and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with doing that.

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Old 05-01-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Anecdotal evidence only, a friend of my son who brews a bunch tried a 20 minute boil kit once. Only once. Nuff said.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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You are boiling for bitterness as well as flavor and aroma. You are better off with a 60 minute boil in my opinion. 60 minutes for bittering, 20 minutes for flavor, and 5 minutes to flame out for aroma...oh and some dry hopping.
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