Originally Posted by Brulosopher
My guess is he has a 4" banjo, not a 10" like the KAB4... which is what I use. With it, I can get 13 gallons rolling in about 25 mins, 7 gallons takes about 12 minutes. Cheers!
I would agree to that (don't know the sizes though
) from OP's comment that it is "like" a banjo not that it is one.
OP don't know if I am picking up the sarcasim right, but I hope I am, but was there any need to stand around waiting for it to boil (maybe that was you issue all along - a watched pot never boils!).
Usually I can get one job done around the house during brewing (small stuff like tidying the garage or something), but this sounds like your first 10G brew with the burner so you should have just started cursing the damn burner when she asked whats taking so long - if you are more impatient at the burner than she is at you then she will realise you are not having "fun" sitting outside waiting for a pot to boil