Originally Posted by shlap
My pot is only an 8 gal filled with 6.5 gallons so I couldn't brew that hard. Is it because it was over 100 degrees outside? I'm in the desert.
Im getting the same rate and Im in Chicago! Granted, these boils were done at a time when summer was turning to fall, so its not quite the sauna anymore, but
it aint the frickin desert either, yknow?
Ive been sparging to collect 7 gallons. I let it boil for 60 minutes, not counting the 10-15 it takes to get it to boil and under self-control. So, Im applying heat for maybe 75 minutes total, and by the time Im done Im left with 5 gallons or less. And I wouldnt say my boil is volcanic. Hearty, but not nuts.
As Keanu might say
So what gives?
By the way, how often does everyone stir? I know for most styles I want to avoid caramelization, but how much (how frequent) stirring is required to do that?