Last Sunday I brewed a variation of NB’s Sierra Madre all-grain kit. This is the first recipe I’ve brewed that had no 60 minute hop addition. According to the recipe, the first addition is 3/4oz Chinook at 45 minutes.
What I assumed is that I should cut the boil to 45 minutes and add the Chinook at the beginning. Was I right? Would the brew have benefitted from an extra 15 minutes of boiling prior to the 1st hop addition?