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Old 05-20-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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I'm just finishing up my 8th batch of extract kits, and would like to move to all grain with the brew-in-a-bag method. Anyway, I currently have a 16 quart pot and need to move up. Thought I'd go ahead with a 15 gallon pot in case I want to do 10 gallon batches down the road. Any pros/cons to the pot below from AHS? Anyone own one? Any better suggestions around the $300.00 range?

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Old 05-20-2011, 07:45 PM   #2
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I'm sure its a nice pot, 15 gallon would be a great size or 5 gal. batches. I use a 10 gallon kettle and it gets pretty full at about 15lb of grain. I'm not sure I could ever bring myself to spend almost $300.00 on a pot. I'm using a 10 gallon kettle that I picked up at an outlet for about $70 and added a ball valve to for about $30.00.

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Old 05-20-2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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This is what I am getting once I sell off my keggles:

Bayou Classic 62 Quart pot w/ steamer basket
http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-...5049013&sr=1-2

For big grain bills the steamer basket will provide more support for hauling out the grain bag, IMHO

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Old 05-20-2011, 10:23 PM   #4
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www.brewhemoth.com

Their penrose kettles are $180 shipped to your door; best bang for the buck in my opinion.

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Old 05-21-2011, 01:54 AM   #5
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Also check out this forum dedicated to BIAB.http://www.biabrewer.info/

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Old 05-21-2011, 01:58 AM   #6
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I like this inexpensive 10 gal aluminum...at 41 bucks to your door it's a price performer for sure

Never done BIAB, but I would think a handheld thermometer would be handy to check the mash at various places rather than a hard mount thermo...YMMV

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Old 05-21-2011, 02:12 AM   #7
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Can't get much cheaper nor more effective than a keggle

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Go as big as you can....I recommend a 20 gallon pot if possible. If I were in the market, I'd get an SPS-80 or SPS-100 :FROM INSTAWARES. They're the exact same pot as the megapot. Then, just put some weldless fittings in right where you want them.

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Home Depot sells Brinkmann 60qt aluminum pots, that's what I use. I found it on sale for $40 at my HD, then added a weldless ball valve kit from Bargain Fittings.

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I have a 10 gallon Pot; I like to end up w/about 7 gallons to start the boil. It can get pretty full and to full with the grains; but that's not generally an issue.... I just hold back two gallons and add it after I remove the Bag. You could use that water then as a rinse/sparge water... or not.

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