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Old 09-14-2006, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default Advantages to full boils...

What are the advantages of a full boil?

I see many advantages to partial boil such as:

Cheaper pot
Quicker to bring to boil
Easier to handle
Can get to cooler temps easier when mixing with cooler water

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Old 09-14-2006, 04:08 AM   #2
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You get better hop utilazation (sp). Also less carmalaztion of the sugers is a benifet. It's the only way you can boil when doing all-grain.

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Cheaper pot
Quicker to bring to boil
Easier to handle
Can get to cooler temps easier when mixing with cooler water
Which is exactly why partial boils are popular. Full boils give you better hops utilization and a lighter color as a result of less carmelization.
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Also by boiling whole volume of wort you sanitize it where adding water later you have a chance of contamination.

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Old 09-14-2006, 02:06 PM   #5
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What they said.....

IMHO, full volume boils are one of the best things you can do to improve your beers, regardless of how you are coloring your water......

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Anyone know where I can get a pot that can handle full 5-gal boils and which doesn't cost way too much for someone who is about to try to pay for a wedding?

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Anyone know where I can get a pot that can handle full 5-gal boils and which doesn't cost way too much for someone who is about to try to pay for a wedding?
What's your budget? Keep an eye out for turkey fryer sales at Walmart/Target/etc. You should be able to get a 7.5 gallon pot *and* a propane burner for under $50.

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great idea...

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7.5 gallons is probably as small as you can get away with for full boils; I'd keep my eyes open for something a little bigger. I bought a fryer not to long ago that's about that size, and I'm already thinking it's a little on the *little* side.

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I agree. I just started using a turkey fryer with an 8.5 gallon pot, and it is a little on the small side as well. I need to keep a sprayer handy to knock down boil overs.

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