Originally Posted by r2eng
WOAH! I collected 7 gallons of wort and boiled for an hour to get 1.113!
I admire your hard work... you will love it, I am sure!
Report back and let me know how fermentation goes!
Fermentation is going... smoothly ?... well smoothly wouldn't be the right term to describe the activity that's going on... it's been bubbling like crazy since monday night with no signs of slowing down.
No mess... yet !
This might be a question for another thread, but how the hell did you collect a high enough pre-boil gravity wort to only need to boil 60 minutes to get up to 1.113 ?
My pre-boil grav was something along the lines of 1.060 for 11.50 gallons of wort.
It's my first time brewing a big beer ( I just made a mash tun from a 70 quarts Xtreme Coleman cooler ), so I might not know any better...
If I had mashed thicker ( I did a 1.50 quarts/pounds ) and batch sparged with less water, would I have obtained something like 7.5 gallons at 1.09, therefore reducing my need to boil for 3 hours ?