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Offline flbrewer

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Hot Break
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:19:56 PM »
Thinking back to my brew this weekend, I had a question about hot breaks.

1) Are they even necessary with extract brews?

2) I certainly had one when I added DME at the front end of the boil. I had a late addition of 6# LME which I didn't see any hot break. I'm guessing this is because the boil actually stopped for a while after adding the LME.

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Re: Hot Break
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 12:30:11 PM »
Necessary aside, I do think you'll get a hot break with extract. How long did you boil after adding the LME?

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Re: Hot Break
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 12:32:54 PM »
Thought I remembered reading that with extract, the hot break was achieved during formation of the extract and that you are not likely to see a significant hot break when using extract. Just what I remember reading, only 5 extract batches in my history and I know I did not know what to really expect during those boils.
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Re: Hot Break
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 01:24:01 PM »
I get hot break when I make starters with DME

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Re: Hot Break
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 01:29:49 PM »
Necessary aside, I do think you'll get a hot break with extract. How long did you boil after adding the LME?
15-20 min.

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Re: Hot Break
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 01:54:03 PM »
I get a little bit of hot break when I do an extract batch to test hops, but nothing like an AG batch. As said, most would've formed during the extract making process.
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Re: Hot Break
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 02:21:30 PM »
Necessary aside, I do think you'll get a hot break with extract. How long did you boil after adding the LME?
15-20 min.
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Re: Hot Break
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2015, 07:51:28 PM »
I still get hot break with my extract recipes though not as aggressively as an all-grain recipe.
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Re: Hot Break
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2015, 10:28:05 PM »
I always had a nice hot break when I brewed with extracts.  As others have said, not as big as my all grain batches but there was always a hot break.

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