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Old 01-30-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
Jan 2013
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I've got an apartment electric stove that I use for extract brewing and it works okay, but it's a pretty painful wait to boil 3 gallons and if I get a little aggressive on the amount of wort it even struggles to maintain a boil without the lid on. I can't upgrade the stove, so that got me wondering about the kettle. I have a thin walled Midwest "economy" kettle; would a better heavy duty/thick walled kettle help this by having better heat retention, or is this wishful thinking?


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Old 01-30-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Apr 2005
San Antonio, TX
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The nice thing about a thicker kettle is a more even transfer of heat. It doubt it would help your stove to boil harder or faster.
"So you say you just brewed your first batch of beer. Welcome to the obsession." --me, to every first time brewer I ever meet.

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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+1...I think it's all about the BTUs...the more the better.

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