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Old 07-16-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default 15.5 Gal BayouBrewKettle...

Added my valve, therm., and diptube today... Built the diptube for 4 dollars... was pretty proud.

Waiting patiently for Ron's Hardware to ship my Camco 5500W 240V Ripp Element. They are rediculously slow, especially considering the amount they charge for shipping.

(sorry for the phone pics...)






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Old 07-16-2010, 09:26 PM   #2
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Looks somewhat familiar...



This your HLT? Or are you using hop bags?



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Old 07-16-2010, 09:38 PM   #3
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All I do is extract and partial grain... Time and Space are against me at the moment. Considered building all electric Brutus, but the wife wouldn't let me splurge the cash on brewing beer. I also thought about trying his Brutus20, but that's an argument for another thread.

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Old 07-16-2010, 09:38 PM   #4
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NICE setup, BTW.

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Well, the good thing about what you are building is that it is very usable if you decide to go big later.

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Old 07-16-2010, 09:45 PM   #6
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That was the thought. I figure I'll never do more than 10 gal batches, so these pots should last forever.

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That was the thought. I figure I'll never do more than 10 gal batches, so these pots should last forever.
Mine are 25 brews old or so...more on the brew kettle...no real problems thus far. I can tell they aren't exactly bulletproof, but I doubt anything really is when you have that much liquid in it.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:52 PM   #8
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What made you guys go for the BayouClassic pots over the instawares SS "megapots"? The latter actually seem to be thicker, and possibly cheaper.

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What made you guys go for the BayouClassic pots over the instawares SS "megapots"? The latter actually seem to be thicker, and possibly cheaper.
http://morebeer.com/view_product/6615/103457/Heavy_Duty_Brew_Kettle_60_Quart_15_Gallon
$179
http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-1060-62-Quart-Stainless-Steel/dp/B000VXD94A
$112
Both free ship.

Other reasons include the shape of my old brew setup, the megapots wouldn't fit as they are very wide. These are closer to the shape of boilermakers.

These pots are sometimes 20gauge SS and sometimes 18. Mega/Polar/Blich are all 18. At least with my pots, I have not noticed this to be a con.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:08 AM   #10
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Yeah, I liked the taller pots, unlike the Megapots. Also, the price was right. I emailed the company and they gave me a 10% off coupon. www.BayouBrewKettle.com Coupon Code: hbtwebsite



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