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Offline Phil_M

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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2016, 11:56:32 AM »
I skimmed a few batches, didn't notice a difference in the end. Haven't done it in a while.

If I was working to perfect a recipe, I'd try brewing it both ways and see which method works best. Meanwhile, I'm still brewing so many different beers that I just don't see it being worth my time.
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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2016, 01:07:11 PM »
One thing it helps is prevention of boil overs at the beginning of the boil. If using a kettle at capacity, it helps to get rid of the sticky stuff.
This is the one reason I do it, when I remember to or feel like it. Otherwise, I don't think it makes a difference either. Now skimming the top of the fermenter, I do feel makes a difference. That braunhefe is REALLY bitter stuff. Perhaps it only makes the beer taste smoother sooner, but I feel it makes for a more pleasant and rounder flavor also.
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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2016, 07:41:45 PM »
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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2016, 07:49:36 PM »
It's a Samsquanch, boys!!!
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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2016, 07:53:41 PM »
Good find, Jesse.

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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2016, 08:08:08 PM »
Another sighting.....




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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2016, 08:58:55 PM »
It's a squach sized uke.

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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2016, 09:51:15 PM »
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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2016, 10:49:24 PM »
Exactly.  Where is this thread going? 

Either way, I would most definitely buy a t-shirt with any of those images on there.  I could just see all the people at work asking me who the hell that guy is on my shirt?

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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2016, 12:00:13 AM »
Exactly.  Where is this thread going? 

Either way, I would most definitely buy a t-shirt with any of those images on there.  I could just see all the people at work asking me who the hell that guy is on my shirt?
Definitely one of the more entertaining threads I've read in a while!   I loved the ninja reference as well!

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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2016, 06:18:58 PM »

Oh, yeah...he's TOTALLY real!  ;)

Not only is he real, he's a Gypsy Brewer..

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Re: skimming hot break foam at beginning of boil
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2016, 11:38:32 AM »
I usually skim, but only because I find it therapeutic.