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Old 04-02-2008, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default 15 gallon kettle overkill for 5 gallons?

I had returned a 8 gallon megapot to NB in favour of a 10 gallon in order to have capacity for 5gallon ag batches. But now i wonder, given that the 15 gallon isn't much more pricewise than a 10 gallon and that It would be nice to have the bigger size should i wish to move to 10gallon batches: is a 15 gallon too big for a 5 gallon batch? I'd like to stay in the 5 gallon range for the time being

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Old 04-02-2008, 11:22 PM   #2
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I wouldn't think you would have any brewing related issues with it.

Possibly storage wise, or cleaning but I think your okay.

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Old 04-02-2008, 11:59 PM   #3
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Get the 15 so that when you do want to do a 10gal boil you have it. I just did the exact same thing.

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Old 04-03-2008, 12:33 AM   #4
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a 15 gallon brew kettle is not overkill. It simply provides some scalability to your operation.

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Old 04-03-2008, 12:33 AM   #5
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Get the 15 so that when you do want to do a 10gal boil you have it. I just did the exact same thing.

my thoughts as well...

thanks for the input
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:48 AM   #6
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You know the 20 gallon isnt much more then the 15 and the 25 isnt much more then the 20, and the''' Hehehe!

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Old 04-03-2008, 01:18 AM   #7
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:23 AM   #8
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I've actually had a 5 gallon batch in my keggle boil over. Go for the 15, and if you can swing it go for the 20... and if you can swing it go for the 25... and if you can swing it........... ok, seriously, a 55 gallon SS drum might be just a slight touch over kill for a 5 gallon AG batch..... but anything smaller would be workable!

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I use a 15 gallon keggle for my batches, and have also had boilovers with it too.

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The only issue I had with my kettle upgrade is that its about as wide as it is tall. When I'm steeping the grains, my grain bag sits almost out of the water with 4 gallons in the pot... I'd try for something tall...

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