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Old 09-29-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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Is 7.5 gallons big enough for AG? These babies are on sale. 58000 BTUs.

 
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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Yep, so long as you're not doing ridiculously high gravity BIAB sessions, 7.5 will be fine for a 6-6.5 gal boil. Just keep an eye on it for boil overs. Internet sale or local?

 
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:44 PM   #3
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It gets really close to the top. Use foam control and watch like a hawk. I used to keep a spray bottle of water handy to help prevent boilovers. After about 10-15 minutes, you've usually boiled off enough to relax a bit.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:53 PM   #4
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It gets really close to the top. Use foam control and watch like a hawk. I used to keep a spray bottle of water handy to help prevent boilovers. After about 10-15 minutes, you've usually boiled off enough to relax a bit.
I have a 7.5 gal kettle and I have to watch it veeeery closely for boil overs. I just might try that spray bottle trick.

 
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:56 PM   #5
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Fermcap is your best friend on that setup.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:59 PM   #6
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+1 I have used, and sometimes still do, my turkey fryer setup. Either watch it close for boil-overs, or add some foam control (can buy at online LHBS, or buy baby gas drops at the store).

I think it's a great way to get started in AG. Eventually you might want to spend the $$ on a larger pot.

 
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:00 PM   #7
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:07 PM   #8
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Also, if it's got a timer on the regulator, you may need to do some minor surgery to keep it from turning itself off after a while.

 
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:24 PM   #9
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i jumped right into AG with a 7.5 gal pot. works fine like others have said a spray bottle is your friend for boil overs. we've been within an inch of the top and still been able to keep the foam at bay with a spray bottle.

 
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:05 PM   #10
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+1 turkey fryer and spray bottle

 
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