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.
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.