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Old 02-13-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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I've read quite a few posts trying to decide on which kettle to buy and I'm somewhere between Blichman and the Morebeer megapot. The only reason I was hesitant on getting the megapot was the high boil off rate which everyone seems to infer is such a bad thing.

This weekend I brewed a 1.090 Hopalam clone doing a batch sparge and read many threads suggesting the best way to do a high gravity with batch sparge is to boil off more wort. I ended up doing about a 2 hours boil since my current kettle only boils off about .75/hr. So if that's the case, wouldn't I be better off with a kettle that does a higher boil off? Seems like it's always better to get as much wort as possible and boil it down to what you need.

I'm guessing the response is going to be if I have a higher boil off then the Kettle will have to be larger. I plan on getting a 15 gallon and don't anticipate doing many 10 gallon batches, but who knows.

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Old 02-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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.75gal hr? Turn up the heat. I can get between .5/hr and 2/hr in a keggle depending on how much gas to apply.
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The only reason I was hesitant on getting the megapot was the high boil off rate which everyone seems to infer is such a bad thing.
What reason is "everyone" giving for this being a bad thing?
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Assuming you can boil for at least 60 min., then the only bad thing is less cost in propane. Not a bad thing...


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