Does full boil mean boiling the full 5 gallons when making the wort , instead of adding the two gallons of water to the fermentor? What are the advantages?
yes, that’s exactly what it means. your beer will be a little lighter in color due to less carmelization, and you will have better hop utilization.viewtopic.php?f=1&t=68999
Actually, you have to boil more than 5 gal. to end up with 5.
Actually, you have to boil more than 5 gal. to end up with 5.[/quote]
Depends on how crazy your boil is. Like Denny just stated I start with 6.5 Gallons if im doing a 5 gallon 60 minute batch and that’s with a nice rolling boil.
7 gets me to 5 and leaves most if not most trub behind.
Hey Polar bear,
I notice you’ve been asking a lot of obviously “Newbie” questions here lately. Which is fine, we were all newbies once. Just wanted to point out, you could probably learn a lot and improve your beer by reading a good book. I highly recommend “How To Brew” by John Palmer as a first book. It should answer all your recent questions, and generally help you a lot with advancing your brewing.
The original edition can be read on line for free at
Anyway, welcome to the hobby, enjoy, and don’t hesitate to keep asking questions when you need it.
Sounds like just what I need. Thanks for the info . I’ll do both.