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Old 06-27-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default 30 minute boil?

I just purchased the AHS Belgian White Beer with the follwoing recipe:

Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.75 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 46.3 %
3.00 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 29.3 %
2.50 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 24.4 %
0.50 oz Ahtanum [6.00%] (30 min) Hops 7.9 IBU
0.50 oz Ahtanum [6.00%] (5 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
0.50 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
0.50 oz Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 15.0 min) Misc

My question is that it only calls for a 30 minute boil instead of a 60 minute. Would you do it as 30 or 60minutes?

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Old 06-27-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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I've never done anything as short as 30 min, but AHS knows their stuff and I would follow their recipe unless you have good reason to change it.

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Old 06-27-2008, 04:06 PM   #3
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This is a low-IBU beer that should have a light color, so a 30 minute boil makes sense. Also, at 30 minutes, the bittering add will leave some flavor.
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That would work as I do 60 min boils with ony 3%AAs. At 30 min boils you would get both bittering and flavoring attributes of the hop.
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I recently did that recipe and it came out really well except that I would double the amount of orange peel since that really didn't come through for my batch.
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I did a 30 minute boil on my blonde ale and it turned out very light in color and tastes great.
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Theres no rule saying you have to boil for an hour. Belgians are great for short boils cause if their low hopping rates.

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