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Brew Strong: Hop Utilization and Water

Brew Strong revisits listener questions about hop utilization and water

Broadcast Date: 2011-02-07 18:00:00

Running time: 01:11:55

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In this episode of Brew Strong Jamil and John revisit listener questions on the topics of hop utilization and some updates to John Palmer's water sheet. Both of these topics have been covered separately in other shows and are elaborated upon here to offer more insight into the technical side of these often misunderstood topics.
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Adding Water and Boil Over by Pat Gentzler, March 20, 2011
I've recently began all-grain brewing. I have encountered two problems in my new endeavor. 1. I achieve boil over every time (4 batches of 5 gallon) no matter what I do. 2. My final wort volume after boil is almost always 3 gallons. My questions are thus - what can I do to prevent the boil over? I have sat and blowed on the wort till I get a sore throat and turned the heat down. Also, is it o.k. to add water after racking to the fermenter. When I brewed exclusively with extract, adding water after the boil was the norm. What issues would I have with adding water? Thanks for your response.
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Anti-Foam by Jesse, May 18, 2011
Put a few drops of antifoam in your kettle.
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First Wort Hops by Leif, July 27, 2012
I've noticed that adding First Wort Hops drastically reduces the hot break for the remainder of the boil, and thus reduces the potential for boil overs. I don't know if others have had similar results, but that's my experience.
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Boil Over solution by Yob, August 27, 2012
Keep a spray bottle of starsan handy, when it starts to get near the top of the kettle.. spray it.
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