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Old 08-21-2010, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default 30qt Polarware Economy Brew Kettle

Anyone have any feedback on this kettle http://www.homebrewstuff.com/servlet...-32-qt/Detail? I am going to be setting up a 5 gallon all electric system and this is pretty tempting. A couple fewer holes I will need to drill and not a horrible price......

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Old 08-21-2010, 01:35 AM   #2
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Note that the fittings are brass and not SS on this pot. For an economy pot it is a fair price, but if you are not on a tight budget I would recommend the 10 gallon all SS Polar Ware pot.

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Old 08-21-2010, 01:42 AM   #3
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I'd recommend 10 gallons to anyone looking to all-grain brew five or more gallons of beer. 7.5 isn't large enough to manage a really good initial boil/hot break. Oh, it'll work. I did about 20 batches in my 7.5, but it wasn't easy and it took real management/vigilance of the hot break.

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Old 08-21-2010, 02:44 AM   #4
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Check this out: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/stain...-5-gallon.html

Same pot without the fittings (I ordered this and it came complete with Polar Ware labels) for $80. You can then order all stainless fittings at BrewersHardware.com.

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Old 08-21-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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Did a quick search on ebay and found the following - None are mine.

Ebay clad bottom 7.6 gallon kettle $35.00 + shipping - NOT MINE

12 gallon clad bottom $70.00 plus shipping

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Old 08-21-2010, 01:40 PM   #6
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I built mine from a Bayou Classic pot. You don't need a clad bottom on all electric.

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15 gal pot - $100.00
http://bayoubrewkettle.com/ Coupon code "100dollar"
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3" face Thermometer
- Stem length: 2.5" stem
- Kit option: Weldless adapter 3" Thermometer - $31.50

Keg weldless bulkhead kit
- Options:: SS valve & hose barb KEG Bulkhead -$26.00

1" Locknut and o-ring kit - $9.00
http://bargainfittings.com/
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Camco #02963 5500W 240V Ripp Element - $22.57 http://www.amazon.com/Camco-02963-55.../dp/B000BPG4LI
$189.07 + shipping

You can probably get an 11 gal. SS pot from the for around $80 or so... I'd email them. I agree, definitely wouldn't do less than a 10 gal pot though.
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