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Offline HoosierBrew

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Re: I've got an idea for an experiment
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2014, 05:59:49 AM »
I've heard that a watched pot never boils.

I have actually watched a put till it boiled so I've proven that to be incorrect;)

+1.  Me too !  My first AG pot was 8 gallons (for 5.5 gallon batches) , so after collecting 7 gallons in the pot, I had to watch that mother like a hawk. Needless to say, I upgraded pretty quickly.
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Re: I've got an idea for an experiment
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2014, 08:23:49 AM »
I've done several recirc's up to and throughout the boil. I didn't see any benefit to it- thought it would reach boiling faster at least. Perhaps on a larger scale it starts to demonstrate usefulness.
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Re: I've got an idea for an experiment
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2014, 08:25:25 AM »
I've done several recirc's up to and throughout the boil. I didn't see any benefit to it- thought it would reach boiling faster at least. Perhaps on a larger scale it starts to demonstrate usefulness.

Yeah, I suspect that kramerogs assessment is accurate and it has to do with the heat source as well.
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Re: I've got an idea for an experiment
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2014, 07:19:46 AM »
I've heard that a watched pot never boils.
But an unwatched pot boils over. It's a catch 22.
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Re: I've got an idea for an experiment
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2014, 08:39:26 AM »

But an unwatched pot boils over.


That I can confirm.  More than once.  Apparently I needed confirming data.

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Re: I've got an idea for an experiment
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2014, 05:20:47 PM »
Well it was just something I heard. I guess you really do have to depend on your own experience