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Old 04-28-2006, 10:58 PM   #1
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I did not have a problem with boilovers until I switched to a 150,000 BTU burner and a 15 gallon Keggle.

I start my heating with 11 gallons of run-off and it will eventually boil over everytime, killing my burner. Are there any good tips or secrets for predicting, and twarting the evil boilover?

Also does a protien rest help reduce boilovers?

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Old 04-28-2006, 11:20 PM   #2
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Do you drive up to red lights at full throttle, or do you ease off the gas a bit?
Same principle with the burner. turn the gas down as it comes up to the boil.

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Old 04-28-2006, 11:25 PM   #3
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Keep a spray bottle full of water on hand. When you see a boilover coming give it a squirt....

I skim the protien off the top which also helps

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I keep an eye on the kettle when it gets close to the boil. Usually the foam starts to increase right then. When it does, I turn the flame way down and leave it there until the foam subsides. Then, when hops are added, I watch it because it tends to foam up again. I never leave a lid on it because that almost always guarantees a boil over.

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Do you drive up to red lights at full throttle, or do you ease off the gas a bit?
Same principle with the burner. turn the gas down as it comes up to the boil.
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$$ Once it starts boiling turn down the heat!
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Old 04-29-2006, 12:47 AM   #6
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fill a spray bottle with some water and hit the foam when it rises

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Brewhead fiddles while wort burns!

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Old 05-01-2006, 07:59 PM   #9
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excellent....roman humor.
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