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Better Boils


Jonathan Connolly - Dade City, Florida asks,

I would love some discussion on the boil. A friend only boils from his first hop addition. I am a full boil guy and would never even consider cutting corners on the boil, But I do ponder the rate of boil. I love seeing that massive steam cloud with a hard boil, but suspect a softer boil is better.


The Wiz gets on a roll discussing rolling boils and sets the record straight on mash pH.

Response by Ashton Lewis.