I have a 8 g aluminum pot that I am using indoors on my stove (no access to the outside or a propane burner) and I cant get a 6 g boil unless I leave the lid on. I have already insulated it with aluminum backed insulation but it hasn't helped any. can anyone help me out?
But to say someone cannot use an 8 gallon pot to brew 5-5.5 gallons of beer is not true at best. Just because you don't do it, and think it can't be done, doesn't make it so. There is lots of stuff we take for granted nowadays that many had to do without back in the day. And to tell someone they can't do something only stifles the creativity we need.
Now let's make some beer.
I used a 32 quart from the turkey fryer for a long time as do a lot of people on this forum. Did I have a couple of boilovers sure did but it was my fault as I wasn't paying attention to the boil. After the last one my wife said" Why don't you use a spray bottle with water like cooks do?" Never had one again even with a hard boil couple of shots knocks it right down .
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