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Old 04-26-2011, 04:03 AM   #1
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In my attempts to get a full boil going on my stove, I have a question.

I have 5.8 gallons of wort on the burner and I'm trying to get it to a full, roiling boil. I can get a weak boil just by straddling two burners. I was wondering if i cover 1/4-1/2 of the top of the pot with a lid if there would be any ill effects on the final product. I'm pretty sure it would come to a full boil if I just did that.

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Old 04-26-2011, 04:07 AM   #2
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get it boiling with the cover on, then remove it

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Old 04-26-2011, 04:10 AM   #3
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I had the same problem on my stove in my apartment. I considered getting a heat stick, but after having my brews turn out really good, I decided it was fine. I don't imagine having the lid on for a little bit to get it there would be a problem but as long as it's boiling, weak or full, I think that's enough.

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Buy a big roll of aluminum foil and wrap the pot in a few layers all the way up to the top.... then bring it to a boil with the lid on.. remove the lid and start your timer.

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:56 AM   #5
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I have the same problem with my stove. I leave the lid 3/4 on, just so the pot can vent. It boils, life is good.

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Check the temperature.

If it's 212F I would think that would be good enough.

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That may depend on your elevation

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