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Old 07-15-2008, 11:55 PM   #1
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i was just wondering since i don't really have much of a garage. does anyone here do full boils on a gas kitchen stove. if so how does it compare to using a propane burner


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Old 07-16-2008, 12:00 AM   #2
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I have an electric stove in my condo and can bring 5 gallons of wort to a full boil.

Here's my procedure for all grain brewing in my condo.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...+condo+brewing


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Old 07-16-2008, 12:20 AM   #3
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Sure. I think the key is having a powerful stove (3K watts) and aluminum kettle instead of SS. Works for me every time.

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About how long does it take to get it to boiling


nice to know. i will be using a bigger pot looking for something 7.5gal or bigger. hoping to hit all grain before the end of summer looking around for all the stuff. i have been slowly adding to my collection.
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I did my first batch on the ol' electric kitchen stove and it worked out good as far as I was concerned... Just took a little longer than I would have liked... And the one thing I noticed was there was a little bit of 'overly cooked' wort in a pretty ring that matched the burner element on the bottom when I cleaned it up... Used a turkey fryer burner next time and it was a little easier...
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If you have trouble with a full boil, you can split the wort into another pot. You can also see how your stove boils 5 gallons of plain water at first and see if you need another pot. With the sugar in the wort, you'll need to be a touch hotter, but it'll give you a good idea.
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I have a glass top (one of those easy to clean pyrex or whatever thingys)stove in my kitchen, im not sure how many kilowatts the burners are but I can bring 6.5 gallons of wort in a 12.5 gallon SS kettle to a boil with the lid on in maybe 1 hour. I am looking to buy a propane/methane burner at some point to make things quicker.
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I do it all the time. I brew exclusively in my kitchen. Here's a photo of my "sculpture":
Yoop, which is your brew kettle, the tall one or the black one, and what sizes are they? And do you use a wort chiller indoors? If not how do you cool, and do you rack with an autosiphon into your fermenter or does the kettle you use have a ball valve?
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Fly guy has a kettle mod that allows you to do full volume boils on an electric stove.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=53683


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