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Old 08-19-2012, 01:16 AM   #1
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So I finally got some time to start my first homebrew. My starter kit has been sitting in the living room for about 1-2 weeks waiting and waiting for me to break it in. So finally get everything set up. turn on the stove and started boiling water when I went in the other room and heard a strange noise.

I guess its because I have an electric stove and my kettle isnt completely flat but man was that thing rocking like crazy. If I had left it there any longer it would have probably fell off my stove.

I was devastated to say the least. Now I have to use my credit card point to buy a turkey fryer and wait for that to ship. Then wait to get another free day. Truly was a sad day for me ;(

 
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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Cheap pots can warp when exposed to high temperature. It sucks, but you'll be much happier with the turkey fryer.

 
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:55 AM   #3
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Yeah I was hoping that wasnt the case as I bought to kettle from my LHBS. I wanted to fryer to start with just wasnt sure if i wanted to spend the money.. Now I have no choice. lol

 
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:33 AM   #4
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You got a glass top range don't you? The same thing happened to me on my first brew day.
I'll second that you'll be much happier with the turkey fryer set up anyways (provided you have outdoor space to brew i guess).

 
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:35 AM   #5
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I had the same issue (I wouldn't really call it a problem) with my first batch in my pot. Two bungee cords did the trick.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:45 AM   #6
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If the bottom isn't flat then take a rubber mallet and slightly pound in the center so the edge of the pot sit flush with the surface of the stove.

 
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:14 PM   #7
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Mine does the same thing. I filled up a tea kettle and hung it from the handle. Did the trick for me. I am gonna try my turkey fryer burner next time though.

 
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:09 PM   #8
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I prefer a propane burner. I did one and only one batch on my glass top stove. Not a disaster, but very became very nervous as the pot jumped around.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:23 PM   #9
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Well I am a little relieved to here that it happened to other people.

LOL at the bungee idea but i tip my hat to you for being creative. My setup wouldn't allow that tho

 
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:23 PM   #10
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You got a glass top range don't you? The same thing happened to me on my first brew day.
I'll second that you'll be much happier with the turkey fryer set up anyways (provided you have outdoor space to brew i guess).
Yes it is a glass stove top.

 
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