Boil - How many stages

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Boil - How many stages

Postby zelph » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:42 pm

John Abela pointed this out today over at BPL. I thought it was useful :ugeek:

Levels of boiling

In Chinese cuisine, particularly tea brewing, one distinguishes five stages of boiling:[4] "shrimp eyes, the first tiny bubbles that start to appear on the surface of the kettle water, crab eyes, the secondary, larger bubbles, then fish eyes, followed by rope of pearls, and finally raging torrent [rolling boil]".

In detail:[5]

shrimp eyes
about 70-80 °C (155–175 °F) – separate bubbles, rising to top
crab eyes
about 80 °C (175 °F) – streams of bubbles
fish eyes
about 80-90 °C (175–195 °F) – larger bubbles
rope of pearls
about 90-95 °C (195–205 °F) – steady streams of large bubbles
raging torrent
rolling boil, swirling and roiling
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Re: Boil - How many stages

Postby sudden » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:06 am

Like a forger would do with steel.

Was there any more info on how they would use each stage of boiling?
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Re: Boil - How many stages

Postby zelph » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:08 am

sudden wrote:Like a forger would do with steel.

Was there any more info on how they would use each stage of boiling?


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Re: Boil - How many stages

Postby zelph » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:10 am

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Re: Boil - How many stages

Postby sudden » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:53 pm

ok, it looks like it is something the chinese use for tea, nothing else was mentioned.
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Re: Boil - How many stages

Postby zelph » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:02 am

I thought it was a cute way to describe the different phases :D

My tea is at the "crab eye" stage.....how elegant :mrgreen:
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Re: Boil - How many stages

Postby sudden » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:07 am

I call mine "rolling boil of teabag destruction" :mrgreen:
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Re: Boil - How many stages

Postby zelph » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:40 pm

sudden wrote:I call mine "rolling boil of teabag destruction" :mrgreen:


Maximus Boilumous extraction of tastiness. the only thing left of the tea bag is the little paper tab :o
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