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Old 06-25-2008, 09:03 AM   #41
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Sirsloop, thanks for the update. I think I may include the flashing, might be more durable than tin foil, as long as it works.

 
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:32 PM   #42
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sirsloop nice job. I think you are correct in taking the sleeve all the way to the stove top to include the burner. Charlie
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:17 PM   #43
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one thing to note... the flashing cannot take direct flame or intense heat without smoking due to a thin plastic coating on the metal. Its on there to keep the aluminum pretty and protected from the elements. If you want to use it on a flame, I suggest preburning off the plastic outside with a touch.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:26 PM   #44
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Sloop, great update! I'm following this thread quite intently since I have my eye out for a large pot for stivetop brewing as well.

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Old 06-27-2008, 05:37 AM   #45
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I'm trying to full boil on a gas stove and I've hit the same 'simmer-no-boil' point. Did the thermo-tec (or the durablanket) work out for you, Flyguy?
No, I haven't tried the stuff yet -- sorry man.

 
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:33 PM   #46
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"sorry"? That's great! Now I get to find out on my own.

If it works I get beer, if it doesn't work I get to play with the fire extinguisher. Win/win!

 
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:48 PM   #47
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ok, so i just got my 32 qt SS pot today, and was testing it out on my stove top to see if i could get 5 gallons of tap water up to boiling.. and i eventually did, setting the pot on two burners (regular metal coil burners) but it took over an hour to go from tap water temperature (i dunno maybe 60 degrees F or so) to boiling..

is this about normal for 5 gallons of water? i had planned on making some sort of insulation jacket anyway but was just wondering if about an hour and 15 mins was standard for boiling 5 gals of water?

 
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:34 PM   #48
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Sounds about right for an electric stove.

It may be a PITA, but maybe you could split the 5 gallons of water into 2 batches, to heat at the same time, in less total time, then combine the water together when you throw everything else into the pot.
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:05 PM   #49
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true, that may not be a bad idea.

 
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:02 PM   #50
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I do it with my turkey boiler setup. My kettle isn't big enough for the full 6 gallons of water plus the malt extract (this won't be such an issue with AG thankfully) so I leave out 2 gallons, get the 2 boiling in a smaller kettle, and once the big kettle boils down, I add some more water.

When we were doing mead (I could only talk people into a 15 minute boil, which is better than 1 hour) we started doing this, and we cut down the time for our batches to 45 minutes from start to pitch. 10 or so to bring water to boil, 15 boiling, and about 15 cooling, and 5 to strain/introduce some oxygen, and then you pitch. While you're pitching and storing, the water's on the boil again and your honey is already measured out.
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