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Old 02-20-2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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Hi, I just completed my first all grain. Everything went well except my boiling temperature for the wort. I was using an old turkey fryer, possibly 55000 btus. I could not get my wort of 6 gallons to a rolling boil. The wort was boiling but very slowly for 60 min. Should I be concerned? I made a simple cream ale consisting of 2-row, crystal and cara-pills and of course hops and irish moss.

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Old 02-20-2010, 12:48 AM   #2
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Did you get a hot break?

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Old 02-20-2010, 12:55 AM   #3
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i dont think you need to worry. as long as you got a hot break everything is fine. i have the same issue with my set up. have always got a hot break and had no problems.

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Yes, I did have a hot break.

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then you have nothing to worry about.

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Old 02-20-2010, 01:01 AM   #6
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My wort took about 1/2 hour maybe longer to start boiling. I lost a gallon during the process.

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