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Old 06-09-2007, 11:40 PM   #1
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Default If i need something else im gonna b POed! but i will buy it neway

well i hav a pot that holds around 7 or 8 gallons and i have done full boils in it. it works fine and i have never had a boil over but its always close. can i use this for all grain or not? i thought i could but if i hav to boil down like 8 gallons i dont think i can. can i got the right volume consistantly w/ this pot?


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Old 06-09-2007, 11:57 PM   #2
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I would say that you are cutting it close, but not too close. I think that you can do it. I think that Yooperchick uses or used some strange system using two five gallon pots or something and had it work out fine.


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Old 06-10-2007, 12:10 AM   #3
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i hav heard something about adding as much as you can fit but then adding the rest when some has boiled off. does this affect flavor or hop utilization or nething like that?
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i hav heard something about adding as much as you can fit but then adding the rest when some has boiled off. does this affect flavor or hop utilization or nething like that?
I'm not really sure how that would affect flavor, but if your pot is 8 gallons I don't think you have a problem. If it is seven, then you maybe have a problem, but a pretty small one.
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:41 AM   #5
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Buy it neway.
Give your pot away to an aspiring brewer.
Better to be pissed off now than with a boilover later.

Unless that's your thing... to be pissed off later.
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You can get away with it without a problem if you are brewing "average" beers say around 1.045. You can adjust your mash and sparge in such a way you collect about 6-6.5g of wort. You may get less efficiency but not by much. If you want to brew really big beers as AG your going to have to be creative...
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I use a 30 qt. pot with no boil overs to this point, just got to watch it for a while.
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Buy it neway.
Give your pot away to an aspiring brewer.
Better to be pissed off now than with a boilover later.

Unless that's your thing... to be pissed off later.
a much better argument than mine
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I have a 32 qt pot and I run it right to the bleeding edge. Start with it an inch from the top and just keep a steady hand on the valve. I'm doing all grain so yeah, you can use it for all grain. Would I like a 40 qt? Sure. And it's on my short list, but no reason you can't do it with a 32 qt at all.
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Once you can afford it, get a keg and convert it do so.
If you have an 8 gallon pot, you can handle a few sessions using it.


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