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Old 09-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default one gallon batch/90 minute boil

Should I use more than one gallon of water for a one gallon batch of barleywine I am boiling for 90 minutes?

This is my first one gallon batch, thanks!

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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In my experience, I lose about 1 gal per hour due to evaporation. Soooooo yes, you need to start with a LOT more than 1 gallon

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Old 09-30-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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I'd mark on a stick or something where 1gallon is in your pot, start with like 1.5 gallons, and then be ready to add water if it goes below the mark during the boil.

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Obviously I can't speak for your setup/stove but I start with 2.25 gallons and get down to 1.1 after 88 minutes

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