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Brew Strong: The Boil

Jamil and John Palmer discuss boil chemistry

Broadcast Date: 2010-01-26 00:33:58

Running time: 01:29:56

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Jamil and John discuss boil chemistry
In this episode of Brew Strong Jamil and John Palmer discuss boil chemistry in your brewing process. Homebrew equipment engineer John Blichmann joins the show to talk about burners and various equipment available and craft brewer Jeremy Raub of the new Eagle Rock Brewery talks about how the boil affects different aspects of his beer. Learn about what takes place in the boil and how to maximize your results with this Brew Strong.

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Conduction??? by snobrien, February 05, 2010
Sure copper provides more conduction than aluminum, but we aren't using much conduction unless your brew pots are several inches thick. The convective heat transfer is what is happening between the air and the pot, and the pot and the wort. What we're seeing is natural convection on both sides, unless you're blowing a fan or stirring your wort which obviously increases the convection. I believe this would make Aluminum much less efficient than you said in the podcast (about half as efficient) due to the fact that it has a higher (Reynolds number to Thermal Conductivity) Ratio than copper.
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