i don't have the magazine on me right now so i can't provide the quote, but in essence, the latest b.y.o. magazine has a feature -- something along the lines of "26 tips for the beginning brewer".
someone wrote in to provide a tip about an apparently common misconception about new brewers and hop boiling times. this person says that a lot of noobs produce overly bitter brews due to a misunderstanding of interpreting the normal recipe format.
if i read the comment correctly, it seems that this person means to say that hop boiling times such as 60 min., 1 oz. cascade, etc. should not indicate the length of the boiling time but, instead, when to add them to the boil.
ok, this makes no sense to me. if it made sense, then i'd understand that the 15-minute hops would be listed first, before the 60 mins.
anyone read it? get where this person is coming from?
thanks! i'm getting ready to do a double ipa tomorrow and will be making a hop tea, and i'll add the hops to the wort based on 60 mins. being how long they need to be boiled, et al! that is, unless i really have been misunderstanding how to read a recipe and this person is right!