What is the effect of a partial boil?

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TheSchwill

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I am planning on making this alleged Oberon clone but do not yet have the capacity for a full boil. I am curious to know if there is anything that needs to be changed with a partial boil (2 gallon) vs. full. Also, would the be any negative effect by only doing a partial vs. full boil? Thanks.

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If you're doing all grain, you'll need to collect about 6.5g minimum to get reasonable efficiency, and all of that will need to be boiled. If you can't do a full boil, you'll have to do a partial mash, or extract with steeping grains.
With a partial boil, you will boil a high gravity wort, which requires a higher hopping rate to achieve the same bitterness. With the price of hops at the moment, you may find it cheaper to buy a bigger kettle. :)

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