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Old 04-01-2006, 01:16 AM   #1
Jan 2006
Atlanta, GA
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I turned my back for a few minutes and the Hefe I was brewing boiled over. I think mostly the foam came boiled over.

ya'll think this will have any bad effects? Should I throw it out?


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Old 04-01-2006, 01:18 AM   #2
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boil overs are rather common... DONT THROW IT OUT! =)
Primary: Porter Potty (oaked porter)
Bottled (Drinking):
Next: IIPA

last batch review(Schwheat (wheat))

Appear: 3.5/5.
Mouthfeel: 3.5/5
Carb/Head: 3/5
Taste: 2.5/5
Overall: 3/5

An overall decent beer but it has too much of a banana character, I think it's because of fermenting at too high of a temp. Tasted better as it aged, but far from perfect.

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Old 04-01-2006, 02:00 AM   #3
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Ditto to the last comment!
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:09 AM   #4
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A watched pot never boils. An ignored one boils over.

I don't know what you're boiling on, but once your temp gets close to boiling, roll off the heat a little. You can also keep a spray bottle of water on hand, and give it a few squirts when it starts coming up. Do that a few times, and it will usually subside into a nice rolling boil.
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:39 AM   #5
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It might be darker and sweeter than you intended due to caramelization. If there isn't any char on the bottom of the kettle, it shoudn't make much of a difference.
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