hist-brewing: to boil or not to boil?

PBLoomis at aol.com PBLoomis at aol.com
Wed Jul 3 19:10:31 PDT 2002

In a message dated 7/3/02 3:51:29 PM Central Daylight Time, brewinfo at xnet.com 

> I prefer to not boil.  I didn't boil the must on my mead that won 1st
>  place for Traditional Mead at the 1997 AHA National Competition.  It
>  was hazy, but the judges didn't mind.
>  All I did was boil the water, take it off the heat, add the honey, stir,
>  cool, add a pinch of Fermax (ok, it wasn't a period mead), pitched
>  yeast and let it go for several months.  Bottled still.
    That's what I've been doing lately, but I add ammonium phosphate
to the water before I boil it, rather than Fermax after.

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