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NorsemenRugby58 05-19-2011 12:12 AM

Bayou Classic SS Brew Pots
Hey all,

I was wondering if anybody has ever purchased or heard anything about the durability of the bayou classic brewpots. I don't need thermometers or valves coming out of my keg and I found the Bayou Classic to be really reasonably priced at $141.00. I don't want tp buy it if its going to bottom out after 3 brews though. Thoughts/Comments?

Jdk261 05-19-2011 12:26 AM

As with anything you ask us folks on the Internet, you'll get mixed reviews. Some will hate it some will love it.

I can tell you this, I have one and it works well for me. Some say the metal is too thin and scortches or will not hold temps. Personally, I haven't experienced either issue.

bad coffee 05-19-2011 12:31 AM

Just bought the 36 qt for my electric brewery. Looks good to me. It's a bit heavier than my 'economy' brewpot from AHS.


itsme6582 05-19-2011 01:00 AM

Keg's cheaper and can handle 10 gallon full boils. I think you'd be happy with the BC pot though.

RustyZymurgy 05-19-2011 01:08 AM

I just purchased a Bayou Classic 44qt kettle. I've brewed with it once. Its a good quality pot. I love the fact that it has a threaded port. The port came with a cheap brass spigot but I replaced it with a 3 piece ball valve. The port was 1" NPT so I had to use a bushing to make a 1/2" ball valve work.

I wouldn't consider it a top of the line kettle but it is substantialy above average in quality. I'm satisfied with my purchase. Follow the link to my blog and there is a coupon code for 10% off your purchase from the supplier that I purchased from.http://rustbeltcraftbrewing.blogspot.../new-toys.html

michaeltrego 05-19-2011 01:38 AM

I have been doing 10 gallon batches using the 62 quart Bayou Classic with SQ14 burner for the past couple of years with great results. It is a little thin, but I haven't had any issues with scorching.

On Amazon you can get the kettle for $120 and the burner for $50 with free shipping.

Komodo 05-19-2011 01:44 AM

Is the port a female 1" coupling threaded through? It's hard to tell from the pics. Could you screw in bazooka from the inside?

RustyZymurgy 05-19-2011 01:55 AM

Yes. The port is 1" female NPT.

Scallywag 05-19-2011 02:25 AM

I use 3 62 qt pots with my rig. I haven't had any negative experiences.

BeantownD 05-19-2011 02:25 AM

Electric brewers...a 1" NPT would accept an element, correct?

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