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Old 11-11-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default All Grain 7+ gal.... on a glass electric stove top?....

Ok, I did a Partial All Grain over the w/e.... LOOOONG day of brewing, but I think that the results may be suppirior to my other beers (well to date anyway), time will tell all.

So I'm thinking, hmmm All I did was heat several batches of 175 deg water and store in Cooler, using a 3 gal SS pot. I then had my 130 (30min) protien rest and subsequent 153-155 (30 and 30 min) Steeping. Folowed by filtering in Bag to Boil kettle (removing grains) and rinsing grains with 170+ 1.5gal water (from cooler).

Not too difficult and it appers that I got the OG the kit was supposed to have. 1.070 (I took the OG 24 hrs late and had 1.069). So it seems that I should be able to manage an all grain on the stove.

But my question is if I pre heat the water I need (as I've always done). What do you think about puting a 7+ gal kettle on the glass stove top?

Would you do it? or am I risking the stove top?


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Old 11-11-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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your stove top should have a weight rating. Plus I don't know if it will bring 7+G to a boil. That would be the biggest concern I think. That could be tested with water though after confirming the stove tops weight limit.


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Most folks w/ glass tops say they can't boil any more than 4 gal max your best bet would be to split the boil up into 2 each 3.5 gal batches
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I don't need it to boil. I do that outside on the deck with the 7.5 gal Turkey fryer.

I was thinking about just doing the Steeping etc on the stove and transfering to the Kettle outside for boil.

Just wondering if the glass Cook top can take the weight? I don't know if I still have the Manual for the stove.... Kitchen aid??? Heck I don't even know who made it....
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I was thinking about just doing the Steeping etc on the stove and transfering to the Kettle outside for boil.
Why not do the steeping in a smaller pot then transfer to the bigger one for boiling?
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+1 on split boils.
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I have a glass stove top and If I put my brew kettle on it it would cover about 1/3 of the cooktop.

I believe the issue with weight is that you can break the glass above the burner, but with a big pot spread out waaaaayyyy over the burner(s), that's probably not going to happen. (should you break your stove, not my fault!)

The scenerio you describe is just what led me to make a heatstick and take brewing completely out of the kitchen. I use a heatstick to heat strike/sparge water and finish the boil on propane.
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:52 AM   #8
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I have a ten gallon boilermaker that fits on my glass stovetop and boils 6.5-7 gallons of wort (out of the mash tun...already at ~130 after sparge) in about 50 minutes with the lid on. Sure it takes a little longer than most people, but I can brew indoors year round (which is a big deal when it's below zero for weeks on end here in MN). As far as I'm concerned...it works like a charm.
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Thanks Hop!
I don't mind doing the 60+ min boil and chill outside in the winter, but spending 4-5 hrs out there well that's another matter all together. Around here it's the dang cold rain/snow/sleet.... ARG.

Now to find a 8-9 Gal SS brew kettle to order... =)
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:48 PM   #10
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I strongly recommend the Boilermaker by Blinchmann. It is a little on the expensive side, but wow I love that thing!

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