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Old 04-24-2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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I finally got my new brew kettle put together and tested out.
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I got tired of waiting for a friend to weld the fittings so I make a weldless and it held nicely.

I boiled 7 gal of water for 60 minutes.
I use an old 65,000 burner I had for quite a long time I use it for my AG with my 7gal ss pot.
Started with 60 deg. Water and had a nice boil in 23 minutes.

Boiled for 60 minutes
Had to reshape my worth cooler to fit in the 11 ½ opening (cooler is self made @ 35 feet of 3/8 copper) had 80 deg water in @ 17 minutes.

I measured and only got 4 ¾ gal of water back, I leave @ 1 pint in the kettle that my tube doesn’t pick up.

Is this normal for this type of kettle to boil off 2 gallons in 1 hour?
I keep it at a medium boil .
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:50 AM   #2
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Is this normal for this type of kettle to boil off 2 gallons in 1 hour?
I keep it at a medium boil .
I don't know if it's "normal", but I noticed an increase in boil off when I went from a turkey fryer pot to a keggle. I have no idea why, though.

 
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:10 AM   #3
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Now that looks familiar.

Careful when you decide to do 10 gallon batches though. I was on someones gallery where those buner legs gave out under so much weight.

 
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