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Old 02-10-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Well i just learned one of my first lessons when actually brewing your own beer not from a kit. When you add your bittering hops in the wort boils up, alot. Oh P.S. for those of you who don't know yet (I'm sure everyone already does) that stuff is REALLY sticky. 1 lesson down, 2000 to go.

 
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:28 PM   #2
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keep a spray bottle of water close by and use it to knock down the foam
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:32 PM   #3
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That's a good idea, didn't even think of that. I just kinda went "oh sh!t!" Watched it spill over and turned off the heat.

 
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:33 PM   #4
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guess how i know
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:37 PM   #5
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Lol. Good to know i'm not the only one out there getting wort all over the place

 
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:58 PM   #6
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I use a gas stove so I just slide it off the burner a bit. You can slowly move it back over the flame once it drops...and lower the flame a bit.

Sometimes I'll boil it while half the pot is not directly over the flame until it subsides.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:21 PM   #7
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I have a gas stove (currently still doing partial boils so it works) and when I add anything, I shut off the heat.

 
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:36 AM   #8
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I'm using a little electric stove in my apartment so i don't have to much room to work with. The only reason it boiled over cause the pot was to little. I just dumped it into a pot about twice as high and it was fine. I'll definitly use that water bottle method till i get a nicer stove.

 
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