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The boil is important for achieving certain beneficial changes in the chemistry of the wort that include the dropping out of haze creating proteins. So don’t forego the boil, even if it’s only a 6-liter partial boil. The main issue with boiling a small quantity of wort is that you'll get caramelization a lot sooner than if you were to boil the extract in a ...


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That seems low, but it's largely dependent on what's in the kit. It is probably an extract kit. If it's not completely extract and includes some specialty grains you may be in trouble. Depending on weight these will require some steeping and require about 1.25 quarts of water per pound of grains, and don't forget to leave room for the grains in the pot as ...


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I use a sanitized nylon bag, like the boil in bags. I bought it to replace the bag I use for mashing and filtering through my zapzap. It was too narrow for my kettle, so I re-purposed it as a hop filter after boiling. I sanitize by immersing it in boiling/boiled water for about ten minutes. I use my boiling spoon to help push out the retained liquids. I ...



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