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Old 04-01-2007, 10:35 PM   #21
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Well, brew day is over and I'm satisfied with the results...given the number of unknowns I had to deal with:

1. new burner
2. new, larger stockpot
3. 1st all grain

Apparently I miscalculated how much I'd lose to evaporation during the boiling (maybe the burner was on too high?) so I came up about 2/3 of a gallon short of my target. Not too bad though since after topping it off I still managed to hit my target OG. Actually I overshot it by about .02....but it's a learning experience and I definitely have a few lessons learned to go over for next time.

Which is going to be in two weeks I'd say. I got that itch

 
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:25 AM   #22
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That happened to me my first few brews. Was hitting my target dead on after topping off, but was seeing much much higher evaporation than I wanted.

Just run off more wort into the kettle and you're golden. =) I tend to collect around 8G of wort for a 90 minute boil now.

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Old 04-02-2007, 01:39 PM   #23
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Yeah, I'm also going to make a measuring "stick" so I can tell how much liquid I have in my brewpot as the boil progresses. I can always throw the lid on when I get close to my target. The stockpot is 63qt, so I have almost no chance of boilover with/without the lid.

 
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:19 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by D2T
Yeah, I'm also going to make a measuring "stick" so I can tell how much liquid I have in my brewpot as the boil progresses. I can always throw the lid on when I get close to my target. The stockpot is 63qt, so I have almost no chance of boilover with/without the lid.
Just make sure you account for the space your chiller takes up when you put it in for the last 15 minutes. I did not think about that when I make my little etchings in the pot with my dremel.

 
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