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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2016, 09:55:26 am »

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Re: rolling boil?
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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2016, 10:20:38 am »
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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2016, 08:49:04 pm »
My boil is never as vigorous as that video Toby, likely due to my bayou classic burner. It is doing better now that I have a makeshift windscreen around it, bit maybe I was fine to begin with, while the surface was just turning over. As fat as pasta, o was trained 1g to 1# to 1TBS and the kids love my pasta more than the other pasta made at the homestead which is made with whatever pot is available, enough water to cover, and no salt.  I also add a little EVOO after straining to prevent sticking, but really not enough to taste after sauce added. Ymmv, I was trained by a chain restaurant, but my pasta rocks even if I use a little more water and energy
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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2016, 10:52:38 am »
My boil is never as vigorous as that video Toby, likely due to my bayou classic burner.

Oh, I'm not saying that's a requirement.  Just saying that's what I associate with the term rolling boil.  I tend to boil my Scots and Scotch Ales with that sort of boil, because I want the Maillard reactions (I prefer a 120 minute rolling boil with the full wort rather than the reduction 'hack' that a lot of people use).

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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2016, 10:59:40 am »
I never let my boil get like that video either.  I always go for something like this:
It's not my video, but its about what I try to get my boil to look like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1C8cZkc0Oo

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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2016, 11:06:55 am »
I never let my boil get like that video either.  I always go for something like this:
It's not my video, but its about what I try to get my boil to look like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1C8cZkc0Oo




Yeah, that's what mine pretty much looks like, too.
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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2016, 11:28:49 am »
Even that is more than mine.

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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2016, 11:33:04 am »
I never let my boil get like that video either.  I always go for something like this:
It's not my video, but its about what I try to get my boil to look like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1C8cZkc0Oo




Yeah, that's what mine pretty much looks like, too.
Right where I am at too
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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2016, 01:46:57 pm »
I never let my boil get like that video either.  I always go for something like this:
It's not my video, but its about what I try to get my boil to look like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1C8cZkc0Oo

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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2016, 03:38:10 pm »
Wow that looks like a hard boil to me. I've always boiled much less vigorously (but in a kettle on the gas stove). Are you guys saying that's what one should aim for?
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rolling boil?
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2016, 03:52:43 pm »


This is my typical boil. Little steamy this morning.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2016, 03:56:36 pm by Stevie »

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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2016, 04:04:46 pm »
Yeah, thats a good one.

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Re: rolling boil?
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2016, 04:07:18 pm »
Yeah, when I do 10 gallon batches (ie, starting with about 12 or 13 gallons of wort), it looks kind of "spurty" like in the video I posted.  It oscillates back and forth every few seconds, where you'll get a big "glurp" then it will mellow out for a few seconds, then another "glurp", etc.  I don't see that in 5 gallon batches.  My guess is its due to kettle geometry and need for higher heat in a bigger batch.  When the height is taller than the diameter, the steam forming on the bottom tends to bunch up more and then when enough concentrates together, it comes up as a bunch.  When I'm boiling 5 gallon batches (ie, closer to 7 gallons of wort), the height is less than the diameter (same keggle), so that bunching up effect doesn't happen anywhere near as much, and the effect is much more gentle.
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