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Old 01-11-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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Hey all,

would a 36 qt pot be big enough for all grain? I am doing extract now but will do all grain eventually. Im looking to get a big pot but want to start out with the right size for when i go AG.

Also, where do you get your equipment as far as kettles?

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Old 01-11-2008, 09:17 PM   #2
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I all grain and I have a 33qt boil pot, However I would like a bigger one. Only so i can do bigger batches in the future.

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40 quart (10 gallon) is the minimum typical recommendation. Depending on your batch you might be starting out boiling down 7+ gallons to get to your target of around five. 10 gallon will give you plenty of room and cut down on the chance of boilovers.

You can buy brewpots online from the major retailers (spendy). Or search kitchen supply stores. The ones you get from the suppy stores won't typically have a spigot installed, but you can get them from your LHBS or online, and drill the hole yourself.
http://www.akitchen.com/store/ss-stock-pots.html
http://www.pjpmarketplace.com/servle...res/Categories

If I find it again, I know there was a website that had SS stockpots for under 100 bucks.

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I have a 9 gallon brewpot, and still have to fight off boilovers.

go big or go home. now you see why keggles are loved so much

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A 36 qt or larger pot would be the best but you can also get by with a slightly smaller one. I use a 32 qt. pot and have boiled as much as 7.75 gallons without boiling over using the technique EdWort demonstrates in his video.

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HOw much does it cost to make a keggle?

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HOw much does it cost to make a keggle?
That's an easy question to answer... depends on how you want it set up. they have weldless fittings available at http://www.midwestsupplies.com/
or if you want you can have someone weld fittings in for you. I set mine up for about 35 bucks.

Now a question I cannot answer for you is "where can I get a keg?" there are a gazillion threads on that and they're fun to read!!! have at it.

I've had the weldless fittings and I'm getting fittings welded in next week. I just don't like the weldless ones.
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A 36 qt or larger pot would be the best but you can also get by with a slightly smaller one. I use a 32 qt. pot and have boiled as much as 7.75 gallons without boiling over using the technique EdWort demonstrates in his video.

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OMG!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS.... It is so beyond cool I have no words for it!!!!!!!!
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So in general is 9 gal going to work for AG. I dont want to go over board because I could see myself getting a keggle since I have the upgrade bug. does any one else have that bug?

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does any one else have that bug?

That never goes away! LOL

I am still waiting to line up a plasma cutter to cut the top off my new keggle!
Right now I use a 30 qt/ 65000btu burner for AG and it is Not big enough, but it works.
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