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Old 06-19-2008, 06:24 PM   #11
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Just to clarify....if I do a full boil there would be no need to do late extract addition?
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:26 PM   #12
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I personally wouldn't worry about late extract addition if I were doing full boil, but others may have different view points on this.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:31 PM   #13
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I'll echo what others have said..it's easy to make great extract /w grains brew:

-good sanitization
-quality fresh ingredients
-temp control
-the right yeast & ingredients for the desired flavor profile

understanding what you're trying to do with all the ingredients and how they effect the flavor is very helpful...designing great beers is a handy resource.


 
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:50 PM   #14
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There has been some different opinions on the yeast....does it not really matter if I just use one pack of dry yeast or should I rehydrate it? also, is it better to use two in comparison to one pack of 5g. I've heard different opinions and am still wondering which produces the best results.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:55 PM   #15
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www.mrmalty.com has a yeast pitching rate calculator. You will usually need 10-15g of dry yeast. And yes, you should always rehydrate your dried yeast. Just boil some water, let it cool to 90-100 covered, pour the yeast in, keep covered until ready to pitch.
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:10 PM   #16
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There has been some different opinions on the yeast....does it not really matter if I just use one pack of dry yeast or should I rehydrate it? also, is it better to use two in comparison to one pack of 5g. I've heard different opinions and am still wondering which produces the best results.
Bobby_M here did an experiment with yeasts, and got less lag time by rehydrating the dry yeast, so I tend to do that, but I've also dumped it straight in and done well. Jamil's book (the Mr. Malty site is his as well) specifies amounts of dry yeast for all the recipes, if you're so inclined. His results are hard to argue with (though he uses liquid yeasts for his own brews).
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:01 PM   #17
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...yes, you should always rehydrate your dried yeast.
Just to clarify - it is better to rehydrate yeast. But not rehydrating yeast wouldn't be disasterous.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #18
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So if I have an extract kit that calls for a 2 1/2 gallon boil and then I'm supposed to top off after, I can boil say 5 1/2 to 6 gallons without changing the recipe at all? I'm assuming you would just boil down to 5 gallons?

 
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:19 PM   #19
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Just to clarify....if I do a full boil there would be no need to do late extract addition?
I do full boils and late extract addition, i add the extract at flame out actually. Late extract addition even in a full boil will result in a beer with a lighter color more accurate to the style. If you are doing partial mash the initial grains will add enough gravity for the hops.

 
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:45 PM   #20
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Try this thread. 10 Tips to better extract brewing.

I would gladly share any recipe I have. I think it is a dick move not to share.

I would add this thread as a good read on yeast. Particularly post #6.

 
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