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Old 12-09-2008, 03:51 AM   #1
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Looking at going to allgrain. I'm looking at a 30qt stainless steel pot, i only make 5 gal batches. It's really thin ,but i'm on a budget and its around $50.00. Ive heard alot about scorching the wort? Would it be possible to place a big cast iron skillet i have already under the pot to help even out the heat? any help would be appreciated. Thanks for all the input. skip...

 
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
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That may work, but if you are going all grain, you will probably need a bigger pot... I have an 8 gallon pot that I can barely fit enough runnings into for good post-boil efficiency. Also, with all-grain, you won't really be that concerned with scorching since you won't have any malt "solids" in your boil. The only time this might be relevant is in a very high gravity beer. For those doing extract, you still shouldn't be adding extract during the boil. It should be removed from the heat for the extract additions.
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