Originally Posted by philhead1
Do I have to boil for 60 min? some kits only require 20, whats the difference?
If you are using unhopped extract, your process should go something like this;
Heat water to boiling, remove from heat and add a portion of your extract ( about 1/4 ) along with your bittering hops. Boil for the length of time you need to acheive your bittering potential, at least 60 minutes or for more bittering 90 minutes. at various times you add your flavour and aroma hops also.
With 10 to 5 minutes left in the boil remove from heat and stir in the rest of your extract and stir well to keep it from scorching. resume boiling until finished.
If using hopped extract and you are not planning on adding more hops, then just boil for 5 to 10 minutes without scorching the wort.