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Old 06-30-2008, 10:48 PM   #11
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Honestly, if your stove on its highest setting can't get 10 quarts of water to a rolling boil, I'd want to make sure there's not something wrong with the stove. 10 quarts of water is not all that much.
depends on the stove. I have a glasstop range, and can't get a decent boil if the diameter of the pot is more than 1/2" wider than the burner.

reason is the cook top has heat sensors in it that turn the element off if the area around it gets too hot. prevents damage to the cook top...supposedly.

I bought a 5 gallon pot for better extract boils, and never got it to even boil 3 gallons of water.

so now it sits...un-used. sigh.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:23 AM   #12
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I had the same problem... until I bought a turkey fryer! Seriously though, my first and second batches were done partial boil on the stove and I had the same problem of not getting a vigorous boil. I can barely taste the hops in my first batch, and I used 2 oz.

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Old 07-01-2008, 01:57 AM   #13
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This is a newer gas stove. Maybe I need to have the gas man come out and check the burner to make sure it is setup properly. The delivery guy that connected it all up was kind of an idiot. I'll bet there is too much or too little air or something like that.

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This is a newer gas stove. Maybe I need to have the gas man come out and check the burner to make sure it is setup properly. The delivery guy that connected it all up was kind of an idiot. I'll bet there is too much or too little air or something like that.
If you have the owner's manual, it might tell you how many BTUs it's designed for, then you can calculate how long it should take to boil water and see if something's off.
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:11 PM   #15
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I brew on a standard gas stove and I can get wicked boils going. It just takes forever to get there. After mashing I put my pot on the stove, turn up the burners, and walk away and check it every 10-15 minutes until it's really boiling. Only then do I start my 60 minute timer.

If your pot will fit on two burners, you might want to try that. I use two burners to get to the boil and one to maintain it.

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