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Old 12-23-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default Wort boiling

This is going to be a stupid question...

When my buddy and I brew he likes to keep the propane burner at full open the whole hour boil, so we are getting a very hard boil (a lot evaporates away).

Im of the mind to turn it down to just maintain a rolling boil.

How hard to you guys boil your wort once you get it boiling?

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Old 12-23-2009, 01:22 PM   #2
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In between wide open and rolling boil.

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Old 12-23-2009, 01:41 PM   #3
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Just enough to get movement throughout the entire volume.

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:39 PM   #4
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I boil fairly hard until the hot break, then I turn it down to a slow rolling boil.

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Old 12-23-2009, 04:37 PM   #5
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As far as I know, the only thing keeping the propane burner open at full will do is make you spend more money on propane. Someone with more expertise here is welcome to correct me, but to my understanding, 212 degrees is 212 degrees. A rolling boil is all you need.

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cool... I think I will try it with a lower propane setting and see if that effects the flavor.

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Old 12-23-2009, 04:58 PM   #7
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Normally a rolling boil, last brew day I walked away during the final batch sparge and overshot my volume so I left it on a full out boil most of the way to try and get me back to OG numbers, almost made it.

Based on your recipe, if you are consistently hitting the right numbers with your boil then you are doing the right thing. Everyone has a system that is different.

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Old 12-23-2009, 05:42 PM   #8
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Same here just a rolling boil, not so hard as to have it jumping out of the kettle.

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