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Old 01-08-2013, 01:21 PM   #21
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Should end with 3g in each for 6g batch But yeah. Cooling 1 worth, remove and immerse the IC in the hot wort is not too dangerous for infection? (I know the IC was "sanitized" during the boil of the first, but I was wondering if the process of moving from a cool wort to a hot wort was bad).

Do people easily succesfully do full boil in two pot at the same time? You need to divide your recipe in two I guess and do the same thing at the same moment in each.
sounds like a pain in the ass if you ask me. If your really gonna go this route, start one boil 30 mins before the second one. Then you will have 30 mins to chill the first one and get it in the fermenter before you have to chill the second one. Still sounds like a pain.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:19 AM   #22
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sounds like a pain in the ass if you ask me. If your really gonna go this route, start one boil 30 mins before the second one. Then you will have 30 mins to chill the first one and get it in the fermenter before you have to chill the second one. Still sounds like a pain.
Yeah, which is why I don't wana go this route lol
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:15 AM   #23
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Yeah, in a near future I'd like to move and get a garage too. This would make my life a lot easier.

So 6 GAL batch on the glass stove top was fine? So you'd start with 7-8-9 GAL and the glass didn't break?
Yep, no problems at all other than it was kind of slow to start boiling. I typically started with 8 to 8 1/2 gallons plus the grain bill (full volume BIAB). Now obviously I can't guarantee you would have the same results...FWIW the stove was a GE glass top...not induction or quartz.
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Yep, no problems at all other than it was kind of slow to start boiling. I typically started with 8 to 8 1/2 gallons plus the grain bill (full volume BIAB). Now obviously I can't guarantee you would have the same results...FWIW the stove was a GE glass top...not induction or quartz.
And it did not crack? If only I knew my stove top would support this weight it would be easier to decide

When doing BIAB do you need more water and bigger pot? or do you top off with water when it's done mashing?
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And it did not crack? If only I knew my stove top would support this weight it would be easier to decide

When doing BIAB do you need more water and bigger pot? or do you top off with water when it's done mashing?
Personally I would call the manufacturer and ask before attempting.
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Typically you would use the full volume of water. There is nothing wrong with using a little less water and dunk "sparge" or tea-bagging the grain bag to end up with the correct pre-boil volume.

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Personally I would call the manufacturer and ask before attempting.
Yeah by what I could read on the net I think the answer will be "Tested to 50lb, over that it's not under warrenty" but problem is a 6 GAL batch with 7-8-9 GAL on the stove top will weight over that
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Yeah by what I could read on the net I think the answer will be "Tested to 50lb, over that it's not under warrenty" but problem is a 6 GAL batch with 7-8-9 GAL on the stove top will weight over that
True. 50 lbs of water is 6.25 gallons. With the weight of the pot even 6 gallons would probably be over the test limit.
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True. 50 lbs of water is 6.25 gallons. With the weight of the pot even 6 gallons would probably be over the test limit.
and if your doing BIAB there's potentially another 10-20 lbs of grain in the pot during the mash.
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I wasn't going for BIAB. But yeah Anyhow I'm pretty much ****ed What I'd hope is to move in a new house and get a garage so I can either do it with propane burner or get another stove but without glass stove top and then use a heat stick.

But for the moment since we don't plan moving in the next 2 years I'd have to find a way to do it indoor, without propane and without burning my house

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