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Old 04-17-2010, 04:30 PM   #1
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Hi,
This is my second extract batch. The first everything went perfect. This time when I added the extract liquid my pot filled up to just about the top. There is just about 3/4 of an inch. Once this sucker starts to boild I am going to have a mess on my hands.

What are my options, remove some liquid and add it back later, keep the boil to a simmer?

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Old 04-17-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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I'd take enough out to give you 2" and add it back as the wort boils down.

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Old 04-17-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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I agree with david_42. You will boil off liquid and your hop utilisation will be off, but that's all about being a noob Next time, get yourself a bigger pot, it seems expensive now, but a good pot is one of the best investments.

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Old 04-17-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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Done. Thanks for the quick replies

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Just to add to the above, I'd highly recommend picking up some Fermcap for the future (lots of threads around explaining how it works). It's a game changer.

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You can also hit the rising foam with a spray bottle just using water. knocks it right down

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Just to add to the above, I'd highly recommend picking up some Fermcap for the future (lots of threads around explaining how it works). It's a game changer.
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i've actually used pennies in the pot to syop the boil bubblest

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I have the same issue with a small pot. Is it possible to split the ingredients in half and just do the boiling process twice? Adding each one to the fermentor in two batches? Thanks

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I fill my pot almost full of water and use Fermcap and never have boil overs

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