I recently bought a new brew kettle (with a ball valve no less!!) and I nearly *insert sexual reference here* out of sheer excitement. It was so big and shiny but it also got me to thinking.,,
Sure I have been doing 5 gallon batches and once thought that this would be plenty sufficient, but now that others are showing interest and running out of beer sucks, Ive been contemplating 10 gallon batches.
Okay, to my point... 40QT kettle was initially to upgrade from the turkey fryer cause boilovers are kind of a PITA. Fermcap drops were for this purpose as well. But with such a huge kettle and 5 gallon batches, I dont foresee boilovers being an issue even without Fermcap drops.
And then again 10 gallon batches are in essence not possible in seeing that the capacity of the kettle is 10 gallons and I need a few more for boil off.
*Sigh* The joys of new stuff and its limitations. Its kinda bittersweet