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Offline Scratch66

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Boil time vs altitude (lapse rate)
« on: February 06, 2016, 09:33:51 AM »
I live in the Rockies at approx 8500 ASL. Water boils at 198 degrees F in my house. Does this mean I should increase boil times?  I'm wondering if it still kills the microbes we don't want swimming in the wort?
Anybody with some experience want to share? Thanks.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 09:41:24 AM by Scratch66 »

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Re: Boil time vs altitude (lapse rate)
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 01:49:10 PM »
Sean Terrill brews in Leadville, CO at something like 10,000 ft. He would know the answers. Hopefully, he will see your posting. @a10t2
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Re: Boil time vs altitude (lapse rate)
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2016, 04:34:12 PM »
Thanks, Martin. I did a search but didn't find anything about adjusting time versus temp. Maybe Sean will ring in. Is he an extract brewer?

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Re: Boil time vs altitude (lapse rate)
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 04:37:07 PM »
Thanks, Martin. I did a search but didn't find anything about adjusting time versus temp. Maybe Sean will ring in. Is he an extract brewer?


Nope. He's a pro brewer. But that shouldn't matter in this case.
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Re: Boil time vs altitude (lapse rate)
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 04:44:50 PM »
Thanks Jon. I just didn't know if he would look at the extract category. We have another microbrewery opening in Bailey (about 9 miles from me) in May. Might be a good source as well.