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Old 11-26-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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Anyone out there boil on a glass flat top stove? Can I brew 3-4 gallons on it without breaking it?

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Old 11-26-2012, 03:13 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:26 AM   #3
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I brew 7+ gallons regularly on my flat top. No sweat.

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Old 11-26-2012, 03:32 AM   #4
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Just did two 5 gallon batches today on mine

Had no problem bringing the 6.5gallons to a boil.

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:38 AM   #5
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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.

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:13 AM   #6
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We regularly do, but there are still stains from the first boil over.

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Old 11-26-2012, 02:01 PM   #7
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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!

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Old 11-26-2012, 02:11 PM   #8
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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).

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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

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

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