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mrbeachroach 11-26-2012 02:09 AM

Making wart on a glass flat stovetop
 
Anyone out there boil on a glass flat top stove? Can I brew 3-4 gallons on it without breaking it?

kh54s10 11-26-2012 02:13 AM

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Originally Posted by mrbeachroach (Post 4620960)
Anyone out there boil on a glass flat top stove? Can I brew 3-4 gallons on it without breaking it?

I did 4 extracts 2 partial mash and finished off an all grain boil (5 gallons that time) before moving outside.

I didn't have a problem, either with the wort or getting a boil. But don't come looking for me if you bust your cooktop.

pernox 11-26-2012 02:26 AM

I brew 7+ gallons regularly on my flat top. No sweat.

GilSwillBasementBrews 11-26-2012 02:32 AM

Just did two 5 gallon batches today on mine

Had no problem bringing the 6.5gallons to a boil.

Phunhog 11-26-2012 04:38 AM

A long time ago I would brew on my ceramic cooktop....until I had a boil over. Talk about a PITA to clean!! My advice is buy a cheap turkey fryer and move your operation outside.

Otterella 11-26-2012 07:13 AM

We regularly do, but there are still stains from the first boil over.

Teromous 11-26-2012 01:01 PM

3-4 gallons is nothing. They can support a lot more weight. The only problem is that it takes forever to bring a batch to boil. The advantage is that they are much easier to clean in the event of a boil-over. Sometimes I'll boil my strike water on the stove to save on propane and I used to do extract batches on it, so it is definitely doable. Another good thing about glass stove-tops is that you can slide your kettle off the burner to reduce heat quickly, without having to lift it up...very useful to control the heat!

Rehlgood 11-26-2012 01:11 PM

I do full boils on my glass cooktop. 6.5 gallons regularly. It does take some time to bring that volume to a boil (about 30 minutes).

mrbeachroach 11-30-2012 02:52 AM

Thank you all, brewed 5 gallons no problem at all. Been brewing for a few years know and still have never had a boil over

daksin 11-30-2012 07:54 AM

You guys are lucky. I have trouble boiling 7 gallons over two gas burners on my apartment range.


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