Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Boil Time
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-12-2008, 02:46 AM   #1
noisy123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 587
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Boil Time

I got my new 10 g megapot from Northern Brewer today
I can get 8 gallons of water to boil on my electric stove in a little less than 2 hours. Is this sufficient for all-grain or are there negative consequences to taking this long to reaching boiling temp? (The water was at 60 F and I suspect the boiling point of wort will be lower than water)

__________________
noisy123 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2008, 03:15 AM   #2
Special Hops
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kanatenah
Posts: 1,430
Liked 21 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

You can pick up a turkey fryer for like 30 bucks and it will drastically reduce your boil time.

__________________
Special Hops is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2008, 03:24 AM   #3
Eskimo Spy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 375
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Special Hops View Post
You can pick up a turkey fryer for like 30 bucks and it will drastically reduce your boil time.
I have an outside setup for boiling, and I have a covered patio,
but I was always worried about debris blowing into the pot. My electric stove boils 2.5 gallons pretty quickly, so should I only worry about a fast boil when I move up to PM or AG?
__________________
Eskimo Spy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2008, 03:25 AM   #4
surfbrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SLO County, CA
Posts: 290
Default

There isn't really anything wrong with taking that long to come to boil (that I know of), but like special hops said for a few bucks you can drastically reduce your time. Two hours just to get up to a boil makes for a very long brewday. Pick up a propane burner, move your operation outside, and enjoy the good life.

Congrats on the new pot sounds like its nice.

Cheers

__________________
Irish Hills Brewery

Primary #1 - Apfelwine #1
Primary #2 -

Conditioning -

On Tap - Abbey Road ESB
Liquid Amber

Next up - Belgian Dark Strong, Apfelwine
surfbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2008, 03:32 AM   #5
Grinder12000
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grinder12000's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus WI
Posts: 2,949
Liked 37 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

How are turkey fryer's in winter in the north. I suspect when it's 10 degrees outside it's a no go?? ?

__________________

Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

Bottled! Award winning East India Porter, Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout, Saison fermenting at a nice controlled 85 degrees (up from 70) as it should be - weird isn't it.

Grinder12000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-12-2008, 03:33 AM   #6
surfbrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SLO County, CA
Posts: 290
Default

Eskimo Spy - Most of the people on the site brew outdoors with no problems whatsoever. As for debris blowing into your pot as long as your not getting huge chunks of stuff you should be fine.

Now, during cooling and when you transfer into your fermenter that is when you want to take some extra precautions. I use a lot of santized tin foil to cover openings during this time and I also carry around a spray bottle of no-rinse santizer such as idophor or star-san.

Coming to fast boil is not as important as a good boil, IMO. You want a good vigorous, rolling boil and if your electric stove achieves that and you are o.k. with waiting to come to boil than stick with what you're doing. If you have the equipment to brew outdoors, whether its extract, pm, or ag, I say take it outside.

Cheers

__________________
Irish Hills Brewery

Primary #1 - Apfelwine #1
Primary #2 -

Conditioning -

On Tap - Abbey Road ESB
Liquid Amber

Next up - Belgian Dark Strong, Apfelwine
surfbrewer 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
6-row Boil Time KYB Recipes/Ingredients 1 08-11-2009 06:32 AM
Boil time cimirie All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 04-13-2009 09:05 PM
AG Boil-Time and First-Time AG Recipe Help Eskimo Spy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 01-07-2009 05:29 PM
Boil time - 60 vs 90 ? planenut General Beer Discussion 8 10-22-2008 02:06 AM
Boil-off vs Boil time? Sea Equipment/Sanitation 1 01-26-2008 09:36 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS