For smaller batches, crockpots work too, but I've also turned it off at night and then turned the stock back on in the morning (with my new oven that doesn't have great temp control).
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If I had large pets or night-wandering children, I might not.
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Although I have been known to turn it off at night and turn it back on in the morning, too. It just depends on what else is going on.
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I have left it on my stove, with the stove turned off, directly after boiling, for up to 8+ hours. I find that between the pilot light and residual heat, it stays very hot. Its probably a slight gamble, but I don't think its huge. I have no qualms about turning it off for a couple of hours if I go out. But I sometimes leave it on if I go out briefly as well.
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I think chicken stock really needs 24 hours or more, even after that long it seems the bones still have some "goodie" left in them.
I have a gas cooktop/electric oven. I'm just paranoid about something happening at night, like the house catching on fire! but we don't have pets and the kids wouldn't be an issue
I use a crock pot now - I like a richer broth and tend to reduce it down to freeze it anyway. Adding all sorts of water like I used to do doesn't make much sense anymore.