From the HBD Archive
From: gummitch@techbook.com (Jeff Frane)
Subject: Re: Wort Chillers for Extract Brewers?
Date: 1992-06-26 17:49:00 GMT

homebrew@lupulus.ssc.gov writes:


>I'm an extract brewer (with occasional specialty grains), on my 16th
>batch in about 1 year. Will a wort chiller help my brew?

I would say the answer is an unequivocal YES. I regularly teach a
beginning homebrewing class, in which I use the basic method of adding
dense wort to water. When I compare these beers to the pilot beers I
make doing a full-wort boil (with wort chiller), the difference in
flavor is pretty extraordinary.

The downside, of course, is that you need to buy a bigger kettle and
that you need to spend a little time and money on a wort chiller. You
have to decide for yourself whether the tradeoff is worth it, but I
think you will definitely make better beers this way.

- --Jeff Frane




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