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Old 12-15-2008, 11:54 PM   #1
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So I am back from a few months off and of coarse I make a misstep. I had the oaked porter from AHB and didn't really read the directions very carefully. I got a bit cocky and after I finished my mini mash I just jumped right into adding the extract. The directions said to bring to a boil after the steeping process, and I waited until after the extract addition.

What do you guys think? Big misstep? No big deal?

I am not too worried, I took some advice I got from a book and just had a homebrew
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:10 AM   #2
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That's fine. The instructions ask you to bring it to a boil, but there isn't any need to do that before you add the extract. It just makes it boil a bit faster. It may be a bit darker than you planned (due to the longer time in the kettle) but I don't think you'll notice it at all.
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:05 AM   #3
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That's fine. The instructions ask you to bring it to a boil, but there isn't any need to do that before you add the extract. It just makes it boil a bit faster. It may be a bit darker than you planned (due to the longer time in the kettle) but I don't think you'll notice it at all.
Thanks Yooper you rock . Ya and I don't mind a dark beer, although I did point out how dark it was to my brew buddy. Can't wait to keg now...it will be bottoms up soon enough cheers and thanks.
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