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Old 07-15-2008, 06:05 PM   #11
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Extra overhang isn't a problem from a stability standpoint and the larger bottom area will improve heat-transfer by giving the hot gases more contact time.

Evaporation is mainly a function of heat input, so you can turn down the flame a bit if needed.

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Old 07-15-2008, 06:22 PM   #12
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So would everyone think that a 60qt pot would be good for 10 gallon batches too?

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Old 07-15-2008, 06:29 PM   #13
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60 qt is good for 10 gallon batches, about 12 gallon of wort to boil down. 60 quarts is 15 gallons, same as a Sanke keg, which many people use for 10 gallon batches.

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Old 07-15-2008, 06:46 PM   #14
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Hell yes it would.. if i didn't already have a keg I would be all over that 60qt pot.

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Old 07-15-2008, 08:50 PM   #15
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Well I got the OK from the financial adviser ( ie. Wife ), I'll give an update when I get it.

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I have a 32 qt and it feels almost too small. Boiling 7 gallons in an 8 gallon pot is possible, but it's really easy for it to boil over when you least expect it.

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I use a 30 qt put for 5 gallon boils. I start out with 5 gallons and add another gallon with about 10 minutes to go. I could definitely use a bigger pot, but I have not had a bad boil over yet.

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Old 07-17-2008, 11:46 PM   #18
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Ordered the pot on the 15th and got it today on the 17th. That this is huge. I ended up going with the saucepot so it's wide and short. Here's some pics http://picasaweb.google.com/bjschmid/NewBrewpot . It looks like a well built pot, and it is pretty heavy duty. Now hopefully my burner will work out OK, can't wait to try it out. Oh and that's a 26qt turkey fryer pot inside it in the pictures

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dang that sucker is huge. let us know how it works out.

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I'm jealous. I've been meaning to pick up a massive kettle, the one that came with my burner is the same as the one in that picture and just too small.

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