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Old 02-09-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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anyone know a good place with good prices on a 40qt kettle? Stainless preferred.

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Old 02-09-2007, 07:13 PM   #2
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Have you completely ruled out buying an old Sankey keg, cutting the top off, and installing a spigot? Thats the route I went. $25 for the keg, free for the top cut (knew a guy), $40 for a weldless spigot, $2 for a hole saw bit for my drill. And I ended up with a 15 gallon brew pot. I would recommend this approach due to the sheer cost of a stainless 40 qt pot.

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Old 02-09-2007, 07:15 PM   #3
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anyone know a good place with good prices on a 40qt kettle? Stainless preferred.

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Check Costco. They had the 10 gallon turkey fryer set up (Stainless) for $80, which is cheaper than most 10 gallon kettles.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:24 PM   #4
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I keep seeing this advertised. It's not quite 10 gallons, but it's pretty close and seems like a pretty good deal. http://cgi.ebay.com/BREWPOT-9-GALLON...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 02-09-2007, 07:27 PM   #5
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For keggles, Pedalbiker is tough to beat. Here is his ebay store

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Old 02-09-2007, 07:34 PM   #6
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Here's a 9 ga. stainless includes the lid, thermometer and ball valve spigot.
$99+shipping.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZbrew-4-lessQQhtZ-1

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Old 02-09-2007, 07:36 PM   #7
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I recently bought a 40gt. stainless kettle w/ pot at my local restaurant supply depot for $60. She's a bute. Granted a friend of mine owns a restaurant and gave me a spare membership card, but if any of you have access to a non-public restaurant supply warehouse I'd highly suggest checking them out for some great deals.

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Those are great prices on Keggles...

I had one constructed last year, and it was the best brewing related thing I've done to date. You can't beat doing 10 gallon full boils and not even having to worry about boilovers.

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Old 02-09-2007, 07:40 PM   #9
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I was the fortuitous recipient of a free keg last year (THANK YOU, BOSTON!), and converting it was easy. Angle grinder to the top, cut a hole for a weldless coupling, done. Adding a sight tube this weekend. Never have to worry about a boil-over, and it's big enough for 10 gallon batches.

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Here's a 9 ga. stainless includes the lid, thermometer and ball valve spigot.
$99+shipping.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZbrew-4-lessQQhtZ-1
I picked up one of those kettles on ebay, I have not had a chance to use it yet, so I cant tell you much about how it works, but I can tell you that the steel it is not as thick as I thought it was going to be. I am a little concerned that it is going to develop hot spots during the boil. I'll post a review as soon as I get to brew again.
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