Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > First challenge

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-04-2011, 03:35 AM   #1
Fist96
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Grimes, Iowa
Posts: 7
Default First challenge

Question; this is my first batch. My stove along with the stainless steel kettle is barely keeping the wort boiling. Should I pitch this one and start over with an aluminum kettle or will this batch be good to let ferment?

__________________
Fist96 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-04-2011, 03:53 AM   #2
downinit
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 89
Default

It will be fine.
Are you boiling 5 or more gallons? Next time: You may need to reduce the size of your boil if your stove is not hot enough.

__________________

Primary: Wheat Porter
Secondary:
Kegged: Scottish Wee Heavy
Pale Ale

downinit is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-04-2011, 03:59 AM   #3
lumpher
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: texas
Posts: 4,515
Liked 118 Times on 107 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

as long as it boils a little, it'll be ok. as downinit implies, might want to look at partial boils

__________________

Taps:
1: Yeti RIS clone
2: Mangrove Hefe
3: Barkshack Gingermead
4: Oatmeal Stout
5: Bavarian Wheat
6: Premium Lager

Fermenting: Concord Wine, ESB

lumpher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-04-2011, 04:00 AM   #4
Fist96
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Grimes, Iowa
Posts: 7
Default

It was a 2.5 gal boil. Thanks for the info. For a while I just wanted to shoot the stove.

__________________
Fist96 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-04-2011, 04:08 AM   #5
lumpher
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: texas
Posts: 4,515
Liked 118 Times on 107 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

you can get the water boiling hard with a lid on, then add everything. that might help a little. make sure you keep the lid off after adding the ingredients, though. there is a chemical called dms that makes beer BITTER!!!!! if it doesn't get boiled out

__________________

Taps:
1: Yeti RIS clone
2: Mangrove Hefe
3: Barkshack Gingermead
4: Oatmeal Stout
5: Bavarian Wheat
6: Premium Lager

Fermenting: Concord Wine, ESB

lumpher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-04-2011, 04:21 AM   #6
earwig
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
earwig's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 827
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

If you are doing extract brews you don't need to worry about DMS. leave the lid on a bit and it should boil easily.

__________________
earwig is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-04-2011, 04:27 AM   #7
Redpiper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Los Angesles
Posts: 129
Default

But be careful with that lid on! It can boil over pretty fast.

__________________
Redpiper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-04-2011, 06:29 AM   #8
ChrisHansen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 31
Default

Just did my first batch a little over a week ago and I had the same problem on the stove. So I put the lid on to get it to boil after a few drinks and was not being as vigilant as I should have. There is still brew grime on the stove that I gave up on trying to get off. For now on I'm going to use a propane burner outside and dial in my sober brew skills before I get my feel good brew skills on again haha.

__________________
ChrisHansen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-04-2011, 07:07 AM   #9
HH60gunner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 387
Liked 9 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

If you have one of those BBQ's with the side burner they usually burn hotter than the kitchen stove. Usually good enough for small batches. That's what I used when I first started off doing 5 gallon extract kits. Now that I'm doing all-grain with full boils though I've upgraded to the turkey burner.

__________________
HH60gunner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-04-2011, 03:26 PM   #10
Fist96
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Grimes, Iowa
Posts: 7
Default

Well the first batch is done, in the carboy, all I can do now is wait and see what comes from my first try. Thanks for the idea's this will help me the next time around.

__________________
Fist96 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools