So, I decided to get as close to a full 5 gal boil as possible, because the burner I have gives plenty of BTUs and I have a 7 gallon brew pot. In my standard "Ready FIRE Aim" fashion, I put 5.25 gal of water in the pot, got to 160 deg, added the grains, steeped, the poured another 1.5 quarts of 170 deg water over the grains. Brought to boil. Then I added the tub of LME. Well, as you can guess, by now I have well over 6 gal of liquid in my pot and am stirring very carefully as I bring the whole lot to a boil. I manage the rising foam with a fan and a careful hand on the gas control. Reach my hot break, rolling boil, and TA DAA !!! Success. Didn't spill a drop.
Now it is time to add the bittering hops. I walk up to the pot and dump 'em in. Guess what. The whole damned thing immediately foams over the top all over the driveway, and I can see little bits of hops everywhere.
Is it just hopeless? Or will it simply be extremely sweet, malty ale? It is a sweet honey blonde anyway, wondering if it is RUINED or not.