Originally Posted by The Blow Leprechaun
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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