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D*Bo 07-29-2006 02:31 PM

Extra room in brew kettle
Do you need a lot of extra room in the brew kettle for AG like you do with extract brewing to prevent boilovers?


clayof2day 07-29-2006 02:37 PM

I don't know about a LOT of extra room. I have a 30 qt. pot that came with my propane cooker (pot is a real POS, but it works) and there isn't much room after I collect my sparge water. You just have to be careful when you see the hot break coming, really cut back the heat and stir until it passes.

Twabe 08-13-2006 11:55 PM

I have a 36.5 qt pot & fill it about 1.5-2 inches below the rim. It is a bit tight, but I just tend it like a mother hen when it starts to boil. Occasionally some will burp over the top, but I put up with this because I want to maximize my 7 gallon fermentor & carboy. Also, I usally have a mop handy #:^),


david_42 08-14-2006 03:38 PM

You need more with AG because you will be sparging 7-8 gallons and boiling it down.

D*Bo 08-15-2006 12:39 AM

Well I'll be doing 10 gallon batches, so 11.5-12 gallon boils in a 14 gallon pot.

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