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Boil time

When does the clock start as far as boil time? Is it when you first apply heat or when you first achieve the actual boil? For lagers with mostly pils I have been counting 30 min from I first apply heat then adding my first hops. Total 90 min from first flame. Should I be waiting til I achieve hot break before counting 90 min?

start the timer after the hot break. for ales 60 min’s minimum. for pilsner malt 90 mins (all grain)

I count it from when the wort begins to boil.

I start my 60 timer when I add the bittering hops.

Paul

[quote=“paultuttle”]I start my 60 timer when I add the bittering hops.

Paul[/quote]

Which is after the water has come to boil, I turn it down/off to add my extract syrup, then bring it back to a boil… That’s when I add the hops and start the timer.

I bring it to a boil, boil for about 15 minutes, then add the bittering hops and start timing.

[quote=“SolomonsCommune”][quote=“paultuttle”]I start my 60 timer when I add the bittering hops.

Paul[/quote]

Which is after the water has come to boil, I turn it down/off to add my extract syrup, then bring it back to a boil… That’s when I add the hops and start the timer.[/quote]

Well, yeah… that’s true. Pretty much what I do.

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