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Old 10-23-2007, 06:47 PM   #1
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I just made my first batch with a Sierra Nevada clone using the partial boil method. I see that you dont get as good hop utililization with partial boils so im wondering if this should be compensated by adding more hops? and also, which kind of hops? bittering, flavor, aroma, or dry? i threw in an extra 1/2 oz of cascades at the end of the boil, and then dry hopped with 2 oz of cascades. I'm now wondering if that was too much ?????

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Old 10-23-2007, 06:47 PM   #2
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Late extract method will help with partial boils

 
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:03 PM   #3
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Thanks, so would you suggest adding all the extract in later? like after 30 mins? or just half or so?

 
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:06 PM   #4
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I've never done it myself but 1/2 and 1/2 seems to be what I've heard the most often.

 
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:06 PM   #5
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add half to keep you gravity like it should be and then the other half at flame out or 5 or 10 minutes left everyone does it different.
Or buy a pot for full boils

 
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:16 PM   #6
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Great, thanks! I'll try that for the next batch. I did notice that my SG was off before i pitched my yeast......... I'd like to do full boils but my stove had a tough enough time getting the 3.5 gallons up to a good boil.

 
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:18 PM   #7
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a full boil would be about 6.5 gallons if doing a 5 gallon batch

 
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:30 PM   #8
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Only the bittering hops need to be adjusted. Flavor and aroma are mainly oils that are not impacted by gravity.

2 oz. of Cascades is over the top for a SN clone. Not saying it's a bad thing.
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2 oz. of Cascades is over the top for a SN clone. +1
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:12 PM   #10
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i don't understand , you use 6 1/2 gallons of water to make a five gallon batch? is that a five gallon receipe or a 6 1/2 gallon receipe yielding 5 gallons. Where does the gallon and half extra go, is that the waste or is it boiled off in the cooking process. every receipe i see calls for a total of five gallons in the fermenting bucket. What am i missing here.

 
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