What are the functions of wort boiling and wort kettle while making Beer ?

Arguably the most important vessel in the brewhouse. This piece of equipment is used to boil the sweet wort. Beer is boiled for six reasons, I will list but not go into further detail.

I use the acronym VISCIP to remember them:

V-Volitize, boil off unwanted vapours

I-Isomerisation, changing the hops apha-acids into the wanted bitter iso-alpha-acids.

S-Sterilize, Killing unwanted microbes.

C-Concentration-Evaporation of water and making the beer stronger

I-Inactivation-Stops the mash enzymes from working to preserve beer character

P-Precipitation-Haze precursors (hot break)

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2 thoughts on “What are the functions of wort boiling and wort kettle while making Beer ?

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