I appreciate the feedback, I don't know why I thought the boil would happen quickly, but it makes sense. I hope to pick up a sack of golden promise at my LHBS and give it a try this weekend. I will be using a spare 5 gal pot using my primary burner to get it started while Sparging and moving to a camp stove with both burners going to finish it off.
Sounds like a good plan Tony. Golden Promise is the way to go fer sher. I've seen Denny and others post about keeping the ferment at the very low end of the range for the finished beer to pick up good yeast-derived smoky flavor. Also, based on Skotrat's advice to use Northern Brewer hops I always have and they're simply awesome. I currently have this beer on tap and everyone who tries it loves it, even after numerous months in the last (2nd) keg I have left.
Last time I finished the syrup in a large frying pan, but wished I'd had a big pot - I came close to boil-overs on numerous occasions and it just wouldn't reduce much further at the late stage, as previously mentioned.