Originally Posted by skadalajara
Given sufficient surface area and BTUs in vs heat radiated out, it's possible to vaporize any amount of water in any amount of time.
Try putting identical amounts of water in a saucepan and a skillet. On the same burner, I'd be willing to bet the skillet loses all its water long before the saucepan does.
I agree 100%, which is why it doesn't explain how he lost so much volume boiling in a keggle.
I can think of a few other answers, though:
C. Massive loss due to trub, dead volume in MLT, hoses, etc.
D. Thermal expansion/compression
E. Misread initial volume
F. Misread final volume
G. Some combination of A-F