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Offline denny

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Re: 1st AG brew questions
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2016, 09:46:13 am »
FWIW, I like short boils no matter the grain bill. 20-25 minutes.



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Why is that?  Do you adjust the hopping to compensate for the short boil?
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Re: 1st AG brew questions
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2016, 09:49:53 am »
So...first AG brew day went pretty well. 

- Small boil over mess.  :(

- Forgot the mash-out step.  :-[  But numbers came close anyway;  1.051 target, 1.048 measured.

- Mash for 75 min. PH 5.5.  No starch remaining.

- BIAB bag does NOT work well for a hop spider. :P

- Boil for 90 min. as recommended.

The finished wort tasted great.  A lot richer in flavor than I'm used to with extract.

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Re: 1st AG brew questions
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2016, 10:20:06 am »
Well done Philbrew!
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Re: 1st AG brew questions
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2016, 11:17:27 am »

FWIW, I like short boils no matter the grain bill. 20-25 minutes.



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Why is that?  Do you adjust the hopping to compensate for the short boil?

I'm trying to minimize my brew day times. I don't get to brew as often as I'd like and time is often crucial. I just adjust hop amounts accordingly.


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