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Old 11-12-2006, 02:05 AM   #1
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brewed 20 gallons of pale ale today, first time Ive brewed in about 14 months.
used 2 10 gallon rubbermaid coolers and batch sparged. added them together and boiled about 25 gallons on the stove in 1 pot, I've got pictures but I'm not smart enough to get them on here. It was pretty impressive with a 30 gallon pot on my stove with all 5 burners going.Started at about 8 am and got finished cleaning up about 5 pm. got another 20 gallons planned for 2 weeks from today,and then another 10 or 20 of a porter after that. then I should be set till next spring where i will use the banjo burner I just ordered outside. Also used my march pump for the first time and it made brewing 20 gallons inside very easy.
just thought i would post my first post on this forum thanks for listening
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the beer is bubbling away in 2 15 gal demijohns one with whitelabs 001 california
and the other with wyeast 1007 german.

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Old 11-12-2006, 02:22 AM   #2
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Wow! 20 gallons!

Man, I'd be worried that my stove would buckle under the weight. How long does it take to bring that to a boil?? My DCS range claims something like 15k btu's per burner, but I'm eyeing a 100k burner just to speed up my little 5 gallon boils. Then again, I'm pretty impatient...

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Old 11-12-2006, 02:41 PM   #3
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20 gallons, and on the stove in a 30 gallon pot! Wow. I'd love to see pictures of that. At that rate, you won't have to brew every two weeks or three weeks like many of us who do 5 gallons at a time.

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Old 11-12-2006, 04:47 PM   #4
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it took about an hour and 20 minuites to bring 60 degree water to 170 for strike water then a little less time to bring the 150ish wort to a boil. Last weekend I filled both pots (i have 2 ) with 60 degree water, to see how long it would take my stove and my propane burner to heat the water, the stove took an hour and 20 minuites and the propane burner took an hour and 45 minuites. thats why I ordered the new banjo burner.


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Old 11-12-2006, 06:10 PM   #5
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20 gallon boils really do need 100,000 BTUs or more. 210G's should do it!

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Old 11-22-2006, 03:22 AM   #6
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Just trying to post pics of the 25 gallon boil on the stove. brewing agian on sat. will try to take some more pics.


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