Splitboil or not? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Splitboil or not?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
phishkid02
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 33


So ive decided to do biab as a precursor to mashing. I can get my strike water of 7 gallons to the mash temperature but when i attemp to boil its weak. If i sit the mash into 2 vessels i can get a good boil. What should i do!!??



 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
ludomonster
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
berlin, nj
Posts: 507
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts


Boil in two vessels, of course!


__________________
Bottled: Old Freckled Men, Berlin Mart Cider, Creamer Ale II
English Mother****er, Do You Drink It Pale Ale
C4 Pale Ale (Centennial, Challenger, Cascade, Citra hopburst)

Gone: Honeybadger Wheat Ale, Bad Amba Jamma, Badder Amba Jamma, Slam Dunkelweizen, Creamer Ale I, Robust Porter

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
looneybomber
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
lawrence, ks
Posts: 599
Liked 25 Times on 20 Posts


Did that very thing last night. However, don't underestimate your boil-off like I did. Today I need to add water because my gravity is too high.
__________________
Queue: King Tut ale, BIG barleywine, Desire mead, .
Fermenting:Denny Conn's vanilla porter
Secondary:
Bottled: <1.060: AHS Aniv Wit, lemon wheat, Blonde rye.
<1.090: How Rye I Am, Rye wheat ale, spiced tripel, tripel w/orange, baltic porter, skeeter pee lime and lemon w/cranberry, Milk stout.
<1.110: Reverend clone, IIPA. Chocolate RIS, Bourbon Barrel Quad, chocolate RIS w/oak & whiskey
>1.110 OG: Double W (inspired) stout, Choco milk Czar, Mephistopheles (inspired) stout..

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
WoodlandBrew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
WoodlandBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Malden, MA
Posts: 2,191
Liked 244 Times on 199 Posts


I have the same issue when making beer stove top. Last weekend I did a two vessel boil, and was pleased with the process. I put all my hops in the larger kettle to simplify the processes and the hop utilization equations. As it got toward the end of the boil I combined the two pots to measure volume.
__________________
The 2nd edition is now available: Brewing Engineering
Woodland Brewing Research Blog Applied Science for Better Beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #5
phishkid02
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 33

Can i add extra wort from the initial pot after some has boiled off? Seems like there should be no problem with that or am i mistaken

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #6
WoodlandBrew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
WoodlandBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Malden, MA
Posts: 2,191
Liked 244 Times on 199 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by phishkid02 View Post
Can i add extra wort from the initial pot after some has boiled off? Seems like there should be no problem with that or am i mistaken
Sure. I've done that and it worked fine. If you can boil both pots you get to a point that you can combine them sooner.
__________________
The 2nd edition is now available: Brewing Engineering
Woodland Brewing Research Blog Applied Science for Better Beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 11:48 PM   #7
phishkid02
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 33

Can i mix the to cool together hot or is that as bad for it as ive heard



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump