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Crockpot chicken stock, using bones twice? Almost broke my crock! Help!

Chandler114 | Aug 7, 201609:23 AM

So I read online that you can make chicken stock out of the same bones twice.
The second batch won't be as rich in gelatin, flavor or nutrients but it's still good for you and it'll help get every last drop of nutrients from the bones! Plus, the second batch would be a nice light stock to use for, say, rice or quinoa instead of my good, rich stock which I like to make for base dishes like soup.
So last night I decided to make chicken stock which takes 8 hours in my crock pot.
I have an old 3qt crock pot so my method is to put bones first, topped with veggies, topped with salt and spices, lastly water. Let go for 8 hours lid off, drain, strain, jar and tada!
Well last night after making my stock I didn't strain the bones like I normally would, I returned them and the veggies back to the crockpot added the same amount of water as I always do, salt, spices, turned it on with the lid off as always, and went to bed.
Just 7 hours later I woke up to find out that all the water had nearly evaporated and my crockpot was almost burned!!!! Luckily there was still just about an inch and a half of fluid at the bottom so I caught it just in time.
What happened?!? Other than reused bones I didn't do anything differently! How come it almost burned up my crock pot? And does anyone know for sure if using bones twice is beneficial at all or not? Even if I could just use it as a watered-down version for my pets or for flavored water for Rice I don't mind doing that. Thanks!

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