New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Upgrading to full boil and AG, possible in kitchen




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-16-2013, 07:34 AM   #1
darth5aint
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 38
Default Upgrading to full boil and AG, possible in kitchen

I live in an apt so cant take my brewery outdoors. Im doing 5 gal extract batches now in a 5 gal pot. First thing is I want to upgrade to full boil, then to all grain batch sparging. My question is has anyone else had luck doing this in thier kitchen, I just don't think my burner can crank out that kind of heating power. Also how big of a kettle do I need to do a full boil?



__________________
darth5aint is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 07:40 AM   #2
tally350z
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
tally350z's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,023
Liked 59 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I did 5 gallon all grain batches in my 10 gallon pot on my stove. I had to use 2 burners under the pot and it still took about 35 minutes to get to a boil.



__________________
Toasting Tortoise Brewery
Primary - , Little Wee Stout, Burton IPA
Secondary - Imperial Stout w/ Chiles, SOUR TORTOISE
Kegged
- Chocolate Milky Stout, Bevarian Hefe
, Nut Brown Ale, Cream Ale
Bottled - Muscadine Port

North Florida Brewers League
tally350z is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 10:28 AM   #3
Kirch3333
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Davie, FL
Posts: 107
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Lots of poeple do full boil bathes on their stove but most of them do smaller batches due to the lenght of time it would take to boil a full 5 gallons or that they have height limitations for kettles. The size of your kettle will depend on the size batch you do. I have a 30qt (7.5 gal) kettle I use on my turkey fryer and do full boils for 5 gallon batches. I would'nt go with any smaller of a kettle though because I like the amount of room left on top to help prevent boilovers. This same pot would never fit on my stove because the microwave/hood is placed directly above my stove and I wouldn't be able to take the lid off, stir the wort, or put in a chiller. If you are dead set on a full boil just make smaller batches. If you want to keep doing 5 gallon batches topoff with cold water, which would help cool it to pitching temps faster as well. Even when I do full boils for 5 gal batches I usually have to add a small amount of top off water anyway because of evaporation.

__________________
Kirch3333 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
Calichusetts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 2,025
Liked 150 Times on 121 Posts
Likes Given: 475

Default

Maybe try 3.5 gallon batches...it would be tight and I don't know your boil off but you should get it all in there and be okay.

__________________
Calichusetts is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 10:39 AM   #5
Yooper
Frau Admin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 58,592
Liked 3848 Times on 2812 Posts
Likes Given: 640

Default

I was able to- but I had a great gas stove with one huge burner. It still took a long time to come to a boil, but it worked out very well for me. I think in most cases, though, many people don't have stoves that can boil 6.25 gallons of wort!

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 11:02 AM   #6
darth5aint
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 38
Default

Yeah space isnt a problem in my kitchen as my stove has nothing above it and plenty of counter space to either side. Just the heating ability of my stove im just doubtful of. Is a 7.5 or 10 gal kettle usually wide enough to span over two burners

__________________
darth5aint is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2013, 11:17 AM   #7
temple240
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [PA]
Posts: 342
Liked 65 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

My 9 gal bayou classic kettle just barely spans two burners but sizes vary so you should measure your own burners. I use two 9k btu gas burners to get 7gal boiling in about an hour with the lid on. Keep in mind that an oversized boil kettle will lose more heat and make it harder to achieve a boil.



__________________
temple240 is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
full boils on kitchen gas stove scottab General Techniques 16 11-19-2012 06:17 PM
half batch full boil same as full batch partial boil? Firechicken Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 10-15-2012 09:53 PM
Advice on Upgrading my Boil Kettle gmcastil Equipment/Sanitation 8 04-02-2012 12:47 PM
Upgrading to Full Boil! Questions... Bioguy1975 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 04-23-2010 12:56 PM
anyone full boil on a kitchen stove squeekysheep Equipment/Sanitation 15 07-16-2008 06:40 PM