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Old 08-19-2010, 04:36 AM   #1
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So I recently moved and I am brewing for the first time on my new stove. I am now realizing that I should have tested its boiling capacity before brewing. Now I realize I need to get a turkey fryer or a heating element.

It seems to have plateaued around 200 degrees and can't get to a boil. The first solution that comes to mind is just adding the extract and then extending the hop time a bit to try to get their full potential. Thoughts?
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:51 AM   #2
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Take some water out, or position the pot across two burners.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:54 AM   #3
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I only have 2.5 gallons in there, but I'll try straddling burners.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:00 AM   #4
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2 burners, 2 pots or both

good luck!!
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:23 AM   #5
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Straddling two burners worked!!! Thank you thank you thank you! This has been a frustrating couple hours.
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steady as she goes, lad

pour yourself a cold one and enjoy the bubbles
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:30 AM   #7
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I've been there before. Glad it worked out for you!
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I would recommend getting a burner outside later on. One thing I've noticed is that even with an exhaust hood, enough water vapor in the kitchen will leave tan drippings on the walls, cabinets, etc. I'm in the process of getting one myself to save my kitchen, and they look like they reach a boil much faster as well.

 
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Because of the move I've completely demolished the sad little pipeline I had managed to put together... Just cracked my last beer.

Any instant fermentation techniques?
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Any instant fermentation techniques?

Go to the market and buy some tequila.

Perhaps that's not instant fermentation per se, but hell, it gets the job done.
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