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drpookie

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so everything arrived today and i am chomping at the bit :) quick question of many to come lol.
i searched but couldnt find a clear answer to this, maybe its common sense?
if i am using pastuerized juice, (also with a malt extract) no need to boil all prior to starting primary correct?
 

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Don't boil the juice, it will set the pectin. Since you're using malt extract with juice, I'm guessing you're making graf. If that's the case, you boil the water & malt extract with the hops & add that to your juice after cooling. Regards, GF.
 

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I've boiled frozen concentrate before, it was no problem. I don't know about pasteurized.
 

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I realize beermakers like to boil everything, but it's normally a no-no with cider making. I have boiled cider before. I simmered it to concentrate the cider. The project came out okay, but I doubt I'll ever do it again. The boiling definitely changed the flavor. It tasted like a baked apple.
 

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