I've been reading about this tecnique because i feel it will help me hit the desired IBU easier than using the late malt additions.
However from what i read, theres really not alot feedback / testimonies on partial brewers using this technique, which leads me to the question: Is it popular among partial brewers? Is there any obvious disadvantage to using this method, that i'm missing?
And on a side note: If im brewing extract, since the wort is sanitized after 15-20 min into the boil, and since theres no hops in the wort... There really isn't a reason for me to boil the full hour is there?
I know it's probably a stupid question, it's just that when you're a noob, you feel the need to have every step validated by the experts.