Well, it took about 7 hours lag time to get my first bubble. That was at around 10:25 last night. This morning it's bubbling away. I want to say a bubble per second but I think it's even faster than that, maybe 2 bubbles. It looks like 2.5 to 3 inch krausen.
Time will tell if I screwed up on this one, for now all is well. I'm glad I went with the 2 gals of water rather than the 1.5 the recipe called for. It seems when all was said and done I had lost a full gal to evaporation and steeping.
I had about a 2.5 inch scorch on the bottom of the kettle even though I stirred fairly constantly. there was also some toasted looking grain at the bottom of my "tea" pot. I thought it was burnt on until I wiped it, it may just have been sediment. It smelled like burnt toast though and looked like coffee grains.
I have a question about boils. I may be misunderstanding the term "rolling boil."
I'm interpreting this as vigorous and so I turn the heat up way high. I'm talking "rolling!" My stove is a piece of crap so it's hard to control (electric and old). Can it be too high? I stir a lot.
But it's rolling like waves!