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.
Iím getting the same rate and Iím in Chicago! Granted, these boils were done at a time when summer was turning to fall, so itís not quite the sauna anymore, butÖ it ainít the frickiní desert either, yíknow?
Iíve 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, Iím applying heat for maybe 75 minutes total, and by the time Iím done Iím left with 5 gallons or less. And I wouldnít say my boil is volcanic. Hearty, but not nuts.
As Keanu might sayÖ ďwhoa.Ē
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?