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Old 03-25-2013, 05:21 AM   #1
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I did a 1-hour boil test today preparing to make the jump to all grain when the weather warms up. I started with 3 gallons(25.02 pounds) and ended up with only .945 gallons(7.89 pounds) over 2 gallons boil off in an hour! That seem way too much. Anyone else see this much boil off?

-I did not start the clock until the water was boiling(~212 degrees)


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Old 03-25-2013, 06:16 AM   #2
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I would think that's possible depending on the vigor of your boil and other factors.


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Old 03-25-2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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I did a 1-hour boil test today preparing to make the jump to all grain when the weather warms up. I started with 3 gallons(25.02 pounds) and ended up with only .945 gallons(7.89 pounds) over 2 gallons boil off in an hour! That seem way too much. Anyone else see this much boil off?

-I did not start the clock until the water was boiling(~212 degrees)
My boil off rate for my 9 gallon pot is 2 gallons
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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I boil off two gallons per hour. Kettle geometry and rigor of the boil are certainly factors.
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