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No Starting Hops - Do I need a 60 min boil?

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I'm planning to brew a New England IPA where I only use knocked hops and dry hopping. Is there any point in boiling for an hour? What is the minimum time I should boil for? I'm thinking maybe 15 minutes.

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DMS is pretty much a non issue these days, so a short boil is fine. I often do batches with a 20 min. mash and 20 min. boil The beer turns out fine, with no hint of DMS.

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Certainly. The guys from Brülosophy do this with their "Short and Shoddy" series.

Make sure that you hit your OG almost before the boil, because you will not have much evaporation.


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No Starting Hops - Do I need a 60 min boil?

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I'm planning to brew a New England IPA where I only use knocked hops and dry hopping. Is there any point in boiling for an hour? What is the minimum time I should boil for? I'm thinking maybe 15 minutes.


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DMS is pretty much a non issue these days, so a short boil is fine. I often do batches with a 20 min. mash and 20 min. boil The beer turns out fine, with no hint of DMS.

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vigor does help to expel and not condense and fall back in contrast to a simmering boil. However DMS has a Half-Life of 38 minutes at water boiling point. Time is a definite factor in removing it. - Evil Zymurgist Jun 18 at 19:16

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