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Old 04-15-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default Midwest Supplies 40 quart pot

I'm making the jump to all-grain and want to do 5 gallon batches. I don't have a real interest in 10 gallon batches. I'd like to get the pot linked below. I have a 30 quart pot right now which gives me very little room for boilovers so I'm looking to scale up a little. Would you guys recommend these pots and if so should I get the spigot attachment as well as the thermometer addition?

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/homeb...-40-quart.html

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Old 04-15-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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do u have every thing else you need ? IC ect?
thats a lot of money for a bigger pot when you could scle your batches down to make your pot work
until you have all the other stuff

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Old 04-15-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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I have that pot, purchased it off of amazon. I love it. Its perfect for 5 gallon batches. If you have a decent drill, maybe skip the spigot and add it at a later date. You can purchase a step bit and add one yourself. I was shocked at how easy it was.

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Old 04-15-2012, 11:04 PM   #4
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+1 on drilling your own spigot. It's easy and while it may have been a fluke, my buddy got his kettle drilled too large from Midwest and had to return it. I would get the spigot (or any connectors and such) from http://bargainfittings.com. They even have the step bit there although you can get that at most any local hardware store.

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they do it at Midwest Supplies according to the site. i could just pay to do that since i dont have a ton of tools at my disposal. what are the benefits to having the spigot?

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they do it at Midwest Supplies according to the site. i could just pay to do that since i dont have a ton of tools at my disposal. what are the benefits to having the spigot?
so you dont have to lift a 60lb pot of wort to dump it into a funnel or bucket
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my umbilical hernia likes the sound of that

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We offer a 9 gallon stainless kettle with one welded coupler for a ball valve for $135 which would be less expensive than the Midwest kettle with a weldless valve.

http://spikebrewing.com/collections/...ttle-1-coupler

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