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Additional Boil for 70/-
« on: May 16, 2012, 06:42:25 PM »
Planning on brewing the Caramelized 70/- recipe from Jamil's, "Brewing Classic Styles." 

In the instruction regarding boiling down a gallon wort and adding it back to the main boil, he calls for "reducing it down until the sugars begin to caramelize."  Does that really mean cooking it down until it thickly coats the back of a spoon?  What would an appropriate test be to gauge whether you'd reduced enough?


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Additional Boil for 70/-
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 06:44:23 PM »
Yep, that's what it means.


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Re: Additional Boil for 70/-
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 05:18:20 AM »
Great.  Thanks, Denny.

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Re: Additional Boil for 70/-
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 06:03:24 AM »
Yeh volume speaking for a 5 gallon batch, pull the first gallon of wort and reduce down minimally to a half gallon, I reduce to a quart.
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Re: Additional Boil for 70/-
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 08:59:13 AM »
Yeh volume speaking for a 5 gallon batch, pull the first gallon of wort and reduce down minimally to a half gallon, I reduce to a quart.

I usually take it down to a pint as suggested by skotrat.  It gets very thick at that point.
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Re: Additional Boil for 70/-
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012, 09:00:59 AM »
Boil 'til you're scared.  It will start to foam up and try to boil over. Let it cool a wee bit before adding it to the main boil or it will cause a boil over there too.
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Re: Additional Boil for 70/-
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 05:35:08 AM »
It looks like boiling syrup when you're done - large bubbles that persist on the surface and the color looks nearly black.
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