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Title: Mash and boil times
Post by: bargoon on October 13, 2019, 11:29:39 AM
I see recipes that have mash times from 60-90 min and also boil times anywhere from 60-90 min. I understand some times the boil time is longer to get to a higher sugar to wort ratio through boil-off.

So if you're designing a recipe is there criteria for determining a long or short mash and/or boil time.

Thanks all
Title: Re: Mash and boil times
Post by: Oginme on October 13, 2019, 11:53:47 AM
Personal preference mostly.  I will mash a high gravity beer longer at times to try to maximize extraction.  Likewise, I generally boil for 90 minutes but will cut that down to 60 or 40 for low gravity recipes.  There is no set rule.