Originally Posted by jerzeedevil13
I guess my best bet is to invest in a chiller or maybe get a 5 gallon pot that can fit in my sink since the boils are only 2.5 to 3 gallons anyway.
The 8 gallon almost seems like a waste.
The bottle idea seems like a good one if you can get the labels off without any glue being left behind.
Thanks for the advice guys.
If your stove can boil more it would be a good idea to do it, more boil will make better beer. Then use a few sanitized ice bottles once it is in the ale pail and cool that sucker down.
Look into some foam eliminator and I bet you could boil over 5 gallons if your stove can handle it. My stove can do 5 gallons no sweat, and with the foam eliminator I can do a boil 2 inches from the top no boilover. The stuff I use is called Five Star Defoamer from Austin Homebrew Supply. Highly recommended.