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Old 08-17-2009, 11:08 PM   #1
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I am geting ready to brew my 2nd extract batch and like to know how much water to start with the instruction says 2.5 gals I have hear it is better to start with 5 gals


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The main three considerations when decided how much to boil are

1- how big is your kettle?

2- how big is your stove burner? Some people can't boil more than 3 gallons on their house stove.

3- how will you chill the wort? If you're boiling 5-6 gallons, and not topping up with water, or using an ice bath, it's really hard to quickly cool 5 gallons of boiling wort.

If you can boil 5 or 6 gallons, then by all means do it! You may have to adjust the hopping a bit (we can help you with that) due to the better hops utilization in a full boil, but it does tend to make better beer.
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