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Old 11-17-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Boiling outdoors, everything else indoors?

I'm doing my first all-grain batch this week and ran into a problem.

Last night I tried to boil 6 - 7 gallon of water on my stove and it would not work.

My questions is can I mash indoors and then transfer the kettle outdoors to boil on my turkey fryer and then bring it back into my kitchen to finish? Is there any problem in doing this? I live in an apartment complex and do not have a hose outside so I will be using my wort chiller in my sink anyway.


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Old 11-17-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Moving 5+ gallons of boiling liquid is a not a great idea IMO. You are going to need to find a way to get water from your sink outside if you want to do it safely...


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Old 11-17-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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Of course you can. For example, I boil everything outside and then take the kettle off the burner, through my kitchen, down in to my basement, and chill it there in the basement sink.

It's tough, and it's heavy, and it's tough - but I'm generally an awesome human being so I can handle it.

Now that it's cold out though I'm thinking I might just boil on the deck, throw down a whirlpool, put the lid on the kettle, and just leave it there overnight to cool by itself. Then I'll just siphon in to fermenting bucket, and carry that downstairs and pitch the yeast.

If there is one thing I hate about brewing, it's cooling wort.
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Moving 5+ gallons of boiling liquid is a not a great idea IMO. You are going to need to find a way to get water from your sink outside if you want to do it safely...
I don't really have a choice. I will have a few people helping me move it. It's just 15 feet or so to the kitchen.
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I do it all summer. In the winter, I brew inside. As said above, it's tough to carry that much liquid, but with a little gym time, you should be fine
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I do it all summer. In the winter, I brew inside. As said above, it's tough to carry that much liquid, but with a little gym time, you should be fine
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You can, but why? Just do everything out side like most ag on a propane brewers do.
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I sometimes do this in the cold heart of winter. Unless it's close to zero degrees F, though, I do everything outside.

If I had easy access to a spigot in the winter, I could probably even chill outside though. Hmm... Maybe I should run a faucet through the basement wall to the back side of the house.... Could be handy for.. Cleaning gutters! Yeah, that's the ticket!
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You can, but why? Just do everything out side like most ag on a propane brewers do.
Winter, apartment, no water, etc.
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I always boil on deck and mash/chill in kitchen. During cold winter mashing outside becomes a problem. If you not a wimp you should be able to carry 5 gal batch around.


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