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It is not at all necessary to boil the malt extract "wort". It is only necessary to boil the hops. The hops can be boiled in water alone for the required 60-90 minutes or whatever time is needed for the various hop additions used. Once the "hop tea" is ready it can be strained into the fermentation vessel and rinsed with boiled water. If worried about ...


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The wild yeast in the grain don't seem to hold their alcohol very well, a strong yeast starter will work well almost every time IME. I learned to brew 35 yrs ago, we never boiled beer wort then. These days I take every precaution, which includes boiling 100% of the wort! I just cant afford to dump a large batch, and also believe every little nuance will ...


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I agree with the idea that there is no overwhelming need to boil all the wort. And no need at all if making beer from malt extract. If isomerisation of hop bittering compounds is required it can be done efficiently using water alone to boil the hop and then the hop tea can be strained into the wort. It also seems to be true that hop conversion is more ...


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I overcame this problem by replacing my BIAB bag with 4 paint strainer bags, putting a quarter of the grain bill in each, and sealing with plastic zip ties. Put one bag at a time into your kettle, ensuring that all the grains are exposed to the water. Give the bags a stir every 15 - 20 minutes until mashout. Quite easy to remove one bag at a time, draining ...



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