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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2010, 02:18:16 PM »
What Mike is getting at is that melaniodins in and of themselves don't add flavor.  It's the Maillard reactions that create the melanoidins that add flavor.
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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2010, 05:37:31 PM »
Exactly!
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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2010, 09:33:11 AM »
My standard 90-min boils are a product of having too small a pot to do full all-grain boils, I have to boil-down to have enough room to add the last 1-1.5 gallons of wort from the sparge.

Even when I get a bigger pot, I think I'll stick with 90-minute boils.  The longer boil just 'feel' better, and I like to feel good when brewing :)

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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2010, 10:28:29 AM »
I use whatever it takes with my boiloff rate to hit my desired gravity. Generally that falls around 75-80 min, but at times it is ~65 min.

Same here

are you using a refractometer to measure the gravity during the boil?  unfortunately, I dont have one yet so i have to take a sample and cool it before taking the hydro reading, which can take up to 20 minutes to cool before getting a good read - i guess i should use an ice bath instead of the freezer to cool it quicker. 


Does anyone have a recommendation for decently priced, yet reliable refractometer? 
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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2010, 10:53:48 AM »
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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2010, 11:05:37 AM »
Hmm, anyone ever used one of these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370317544138

Quite a bit pricier but the SG scale as well as the Brix scale would be nice.
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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2010, 11:14:41 AM »
That's a nice feature. Saves one doing a conversion.
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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2010, 11:18:31 AM »
i already tend to let my beer lager for so long, how can i wait those extra 30 minutes?

i have tended to boil for just over an hour then i get bored and finish with my late addition hops.  probably around 75 minutes total
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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2010, 11:19:10 AM »
Got mine off ebay for about the same price as this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200448651179&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=L*F%3F&GUID=8ea0a09b1240a02653727182ffe83da3&itemid=200448651179&ff4=263602_263622

I have a RHB-32ATC from National Industrial Supply.



Thanks - Got one on the way as we speak...now if I only had a more accurate way to measure volume.  I use an electric stove and the bottom of my kettle tends to bow a little when it gets hot, so when I measure my boil volume, it tends to be less accurate then when I pre-measured the water with the flat bottom of a kettle.  
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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2010, 11:28:53 AM »
Congratulations! You'll love it.
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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2010, 11:53:05 AM »
Congratulations! You'll love it.

They should hire you as a sales rep - I just bought one as well.

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Re: Boil Times
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2010, 01:15:26 PM »
...now if I only had a more accurate way to measure volume.  I use an electric stove and the bottom of my kettle tends to bow a little when it gets hot, so when I measure my boil volume, it tends to be less accurate then when I pre-measured the water with the flat bottom of a kettle.  

Don't forget too, when you're measuring those volumes, that there's about a 4% (if I remember correctly) volume difference between room temp and boiling water.
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