Originally Posted by sch21c
Interesting. Do you do your boil on the range as well, or just the mash? We just finished renovating (Sandy related) and got one of those heavy duty ranges. I'm going to see if can get 7 gallons of water boiling on it this weekend.
I have since moved the operation to the garage, as seen in the photos. For awhile I used the first system for the direct fire mash and did boil up to 7.5 gallons on the 16,000 BTU burner. I live at 5,000 feet and I bet it would be even weaker at lower altitudes. It worked but was pretty marginal with a barely adequate boil. For awhile I still did the mash on the range and then carried it outside for the boil on a turkey fryer but carrying 8 gallons of wort in a pot got old quickly.