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Bitterness extraction will be very different, so make sure to use a calculator that can adjust for things like that.
I was just recently looked into this for our local club. From what I read, there were no negative effects from late extract additions. In fact, I found several articles specifically advising it. They refer to adding a small amount of extract to start (some say 15-20%, Papazian says 1lb:1gallon), but I imagine the same principles hold true for your scenario. ...
Most starter kits are based on low volume boils, but boiling the entire volume of the malt extract for the full boil, this aids with proteins I believe. The rule of thumb that a few of my friends use is never go further than doubling the volume by dilution. So 5 litres -> 10 litres is OK. I have other friends who use all the burners on their cooker and ...
Bottom line: its impossible for the gravity to decrease during boil. You only evaporate water, leaving an increasingly sugary solution. So there is an error with your preboil postboil or both gravity readings. Most common reasons for incorrect readings: Incomplete Mixings Failure to to a temperature adjustment Related to the second - Uncalibrated ...
from where did you take the sample? I am guessing you hadn't stirred the wort before you took the sample from the bottom of the brew pot, where the gravity will be the highest.
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