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« on: August 28, 2013, 03:46:42 PM »
Brewing today. Preboil volume high by .5 gallons and preboil sg low by 5 points.

Any thoughts on how long i should increase my boil?

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Re: Help
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 03:50:05 PM »
Toss in some DME!

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 03:53:22 PM »
Thats an option. How much to bump 5

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 04:01:23 PM »
Just boil until you get to your desired volume or gravity...then add your bittering hops.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 04:02:43 PM »
Assuming 40 gravity points per pound per gallon, .125 pounds per gallon.

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 04:05:32 PM »
Thats an option. How much to bump 5
~ 8 or 9 oz of DME.  DME has about 45 gravity points/lb/gallon, so 45 points diluted to 5 gallons gives you ~ 9 points for a 5 gallon batch. You need 5 points , so you need right around 1/2 lb of DME.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2013, 04:17:56 PM by HoosierBrew »
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 04:08:21 PM »
Thx

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Re: Help
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 08:08:45 AM »
Brewing today. Preboil volume high by .5 gallons and preboil sg low by 5 points.

Any thoughts on how long i should increase my boil?

As long as it takes.  I simply measure the gravity about 20 min. before what I think will be the end of boil and judge by that.
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2013, 09:52:48 AM »
Brewing today. Preboil volume high by .5 gallons and preboil sg low by 5 points.

Any thoughts on how long i should increase my boil?

As long as it takes.  I simply measure the gravity about 20 min. before what I think will be the end of boil and judge by that.

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I use 1 gallon/hour as a general ROT, but a refractometer and experience are the best good bets here.
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2013, 03:37:22 PM »

Didnt have any dme. I ended up doing exactly that. I added 10 mins on the front of the boil prior to my hop schedule. I then checked gravities with my refractometer throughout the boil. 2 questions that came up. Does the gravity change after cooling? Does the volume?

With the added ten minutes I came within 1 point of my desired OG.  Another question, if you add time on the back end doesnt that screw up the hoping on he beer?

All of this came up on this brew cause I just complicated things with a sight glass; trying to pin down volumes, boil off ect...on my equipment.

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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2013, 04:25:10 AM »
It really depends on how long you need to add to the boil.  10 minutes won't make a huge difference.  You just need to add you aroma hops a little later.  If you way over shoot volume, it is better to increase the boil on the front end.

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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2013, 08:08:48 AM »
cooling will change the volume by around 4% (from boiling to ~68)

There will be continued evaporation so that will change the gravity.
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2013, 08:01:51 AM »
I have also noticed that I need to stir the cooled wort to get an accurate chilled wort gravity reading - maybe some stratification occurs or evaporation plays into it, but my readings can vary a couple points if I don't stir the pot.  Could also be operator error  :o
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