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Old 03-02-2010, 08:41 AM   #1
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I am looking to upgrade to 10 gallon brews and want a pot that has a ball valve fit in the bottom and I am trying to figure out the most economical solution. Kegs seem to be reasonable cheap but when modified are much more costly and finding them locally has been a hassel.

Anyways I was thinking of purchasing this pot:
http://www.waresdirect.com/products/...tock-Pot167557

And having a welder install a ball valve at the bottom. Any idea what kind of ball valve I should have installed 1/2 inch or 1/4 inch...and how much can I anticipate the welder charging to install this?

Any information would be really helpful. I live in CT and am having trouble finding a reasonably priced modified brew kettle.

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Old 03-02-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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WilliamsBrewing.com has some pretty good ones.

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Old 03-02-2010, 12:01 PM   #3
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Search around the forum, this hasn't been the first time this question has come up. Im sure there lots of info on this topic.

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Old 03-02-2010, 07:48 PM   #4
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Yeah I have been doing some looking around the classified section but am finding it increasingly hard to find equipment around the CT area...

Thanks for the suggestions though guys.

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I just purchased the 40Q stock pot on this site. http://kitchenfantasy.com/shopping_cart/stockpots.html
It is currently on sale. Still fairly expensive and if you need a ball valve that will be extra of course but it looks like a good peice of hardware to me.

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Old 03-02-2010, 09:23 PM   #6
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The weldless fittings work pretty well. I have a similar pot to the one in the original link and I have yet to leak a single drop from the weldless.

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40 Quarts wouldn't cut it for a 10 Gallon brew. I think you'd be looking for at least 60 quarts. If you have a membership at Sam's Club you can pick one up for $45.88...

EDIT: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/pr...oductId=102996.

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40 Quarts wouldn't cut it for a 10 Gallon brew. I think you'd be looking for at least 60 quarts. If you have a membership at Sam's Club you can pick one up for $45.88...

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I think the OP post was for 80qt at $56.25. I would go for that over saving $11. I do 10 gallon batches. After bumping up to 11 gallons to account for racking loss, bumping for temperature volume loss, bumping for hop absorption, and bumping for evaporation over 90 minutes, I am boiling 14.4 gallons this Saturday. That is very tight in my 60qt Sam's Club special. Don't get me wrong, I really like my kettle, but it could be 5 gallons bigger and I would like it more.

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Oops, you are absolutely correct. Somehow I missed the link in the OP and only saw the 40qt links. That is a great price for 80qts.

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