Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > 5 gal. boils
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2007, 07:11 PM   #1
Tophe
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Tophe's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 550
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default 5 gal. boils

I currently use a 4 gal pot for my boils, and Im thinking about upgrading. (Boilovers suck!). I know lots of kits and other recipes don't call for 5 gal. boils. I was thinking about buying a 7.5 gal kettle.

Anyways, my main question, is this....Will the recipes need to be adjusted when boiling a full boil for extact brews, compared to a partial boil. Mostly thinking of the hops and such.

__________________
"Give a man a beer, he'll drink for a day. Teach a man to brew, he'll drink for a lifetime"

All tanks are empty :(


Drinking: A two year old keg of Eff'd up MawN Lower Beer I made !
TindleKrauft Brewing
Tophe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2007, 09:52 PM   #2
Jim Karr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Jim Karr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SW Michigan..Bangor/Covert area
Posts: 1,271
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

The answer is "YES", but you'll need to get more accurate feedback from the experts.

If you need a deal on a bigger kettle, check out http://pivo.northernbrewer.com/nbsto...archTerm=40080

These look like a great deal!

__________________

As for me and my household, we shall serve the Lord. Joshua




"God is great, beer is good, people are crazy." Some country artist

Jim Karr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2007, 02:48 PM   #3
freyguy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Middletown, DE
Posts: 284
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Yes, you will just use less hops. Thats the only difference. You can get a program like BeerSmith to adjust the levels. Just change the boil volume, then adjust the hop quanity to get the same IBU's.

And for pots, bigger is always better. I'm doing full boils in a 9gal pot. A 10gal wouldn't be overkill either. I end up going with about 6.25gallons to start, and after steeping grains and the boil, I'm pretty much ending up with 5gal in the carboy.

__________________
freyguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2007, 03:03 PM   #4
Tophe
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Tophe's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 550
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Do you use the beersmith program....and if you do how do you like it. I was just looking at their website and it looks like it could be pretty handy.

__________________
"Give a man a beer, he'll drink for a day. Teach a man to brew, he'll drink for a lifetime"

All tanks are empty :(


Drinking: A two year old keg of Eff'd up MawN Lower Beer I made !
TindleKrauft Brewing
Tophe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2007, 03:32 PM   #5
tdavisii
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tdavisii's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 719
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Wally world has stainless steel 30qt pots for 37$. I just bought one last week. That is by far the best price i have seen and its a great quality also. Just go back to where they keep all the grills and turkey fryers. Its actually a turkey fryer accesories kit. Comes with a basket pot and i think a thermometer.

__________________
tdavisii is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2007, 04:21 PM   #6
Brewing Clamper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewing Clamper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Union City, CA
Posts: 2,862
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tophe96
Do you use the beersmith program....and if you do how do you like it. I was just looking at their website and it looks like it could be pretty handy.
Yeap, Promash adjusts for different size boils too. It's pretty easy. I do 3gl boils for 5gl batches.
__________________

--Omar

4 Ohms Aleworks & Lagers | Twitter | Facebook | Blog |

Brewing Clamper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2007, 04:33 PM   #7
freyguy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Middletown, DE
Posts: 284
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Easily one of my favorite tools. I did the free trial, then had to buy it. Now I always have all my old recipes, and I can make notes on them.

Plus, making recipes from scratch is super easy with it.

__________________
freyguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-09-2007, 02:09 PM   #8
Ol' Grog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chickasha, OK.
Posts: 1,037
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I need help on the full extract boils....when you do this, how much start off volume do you need to account for evaporation. I just read that freyguy starts off with 6.25 gallons and ends up with 5 for the primary. Is that about a good rule of thumb? Or just start off with 5 gallons and make up the rest when racking into the primary????

__________________
Ol' Grog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-09-2007, 08:13 PM   #9
Ol' Grog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chickasha, OK.
Posts: 1,037
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

anyone????

__________________
Ol' Grog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-10-2007, 11:43 AM   #10
Georgian Novice
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Georgian Novice's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Columbus, GA
Posts: 89
Default

Grog, I think your question got lost in this thread. You have probably done some Google searching on this topic already. I didn't know the answer but was curious myself so I did.

It depends on your equipment, what you are boiling, your environment, etc. to really answer that question. You have to do the math yourself the next time you brew. The general rule is around 9-10% evaporation rate per hour it appears.

How you determine your own is the next time you brew is to take the Starting volume measurement and divide it by the ending volume measurement and that is your evaporation rate. So, if you are doing a full 5 gallon boil (which I don't do, just do the whole 2-3 gallon and top off method) boil that 6.3 or whatever and see what you have at the end. Your volume will be affected by what you add to the recipe etc.

__________________
Georgian Novice is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are partial mashes full boils or partial boils? Ryan All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 06-20-2008 05:27 PM
Big Boils razyrsharpe Extract Brewing 12 02-08-2008 06:04 PM
Boils On Now... Scoot Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 11-24-2007 01:33 PM
2 boils mot General Techniques 5 04-19-2007 05:15 PM
Why not do partial-boils? MrEcted1 Extract Brewing 11 03-19-2006 10:41 PM