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Old 11-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #21
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Also, you'll really only have to worry about boil over until you get the hot break, which should happen within a few minutes of boiling assuming your stove/burner is powerful enough. Once that happens it should be more manageable. Better luck next time.

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #22
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The wort has eyes. The eyes watch you and only leap out of the pot when you turn your back. What you need to do is grab a teaspoon, crouch real low and when you see the eyes, spring out and dig those little suckers out. Just kidding. Hot break occurs near the boiling point. Drop a thermometer into your pot and be particularly attentive as it climbs out of 200F. I have never used ferm caps, although I have only heard good things about them. 1-2 gallons of head space gives you more time to react, more is better. If you don't have a larger pot, reduce the size of your boil to gain the head space and top off afterwards. Full boil makes better beer, but we all work with the equipment we have. Scraping caramalized wort off your ceramic cooktop is not fun. Been there, done that.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:35 PM   #23
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For those with electric systems controlled by a PID, set the process high alarm to 200°F. Then tie a buzzer to the alarm relay output. I haven't done this myself, but imma gonna soon. Would be great to get an audible warning that the boil is approaching.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #24
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Whenever I boil in a smaller pot I use a few drops of baby gas drops. Food grade and cheap. You can carry a spray bottle if you want, but everyone can agree that you won't need it until you turn your head, and then that bottle of water will be useless!

But now I have a larger pot and no worries. I've also found that skimming the foam off the top as it starts to boil helps reduce the boil-over.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #25
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You'll be fine! I spilled my sunglasses in my boiling wort for my pumpkin brew....luckily they didn't melt. My wife was having a fit b/c they weren't cheap and she was for sure they would be melted b/c they made it to the bottom of the pot. Sunglasses and brew turned out just fine.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:40 PM   #26
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