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Old 10-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default need brew pot suggestions

I've moved up to all grain and now I need a bigger pot.

Anyone have recommendations on 12-15 gallon pots? Price isn't a huge deal, but the less I spend now...then sooner I build my keezer...

Thanks for any advice!



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Old 10-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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How about this? I bought two from this place and I'm happy with the quality. I have not drilled them for valves yet, but I may tomorrow. When I bought mine, they were $5 less, but even at $75, it is still a great price and they shipped quickly.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CONCORD-60-QT-Stainless-Steel-Stockpot-Brew-Kettle-w-Lid-Heavy-Cookware-/140698094037?pt=Cookware&hash=item20c24289d5



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http://www.ebay.com/itm/40-Quarts-Aluminum-Stock-Pot-Set-With-Lid-and-Bottom-Steamer-Cookware-Pan-/310436139907?pt=Cookware&hash=item48476f9383

http://www.ebay.com/itm/40-Qt-Aluminum-Stock-Pot-Standard-Weight-/230817322583?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bdc8 d657

Not bad "inexpensive" pots for the money...certainly adequate for 5 gal batches.
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A 100 quart aluminum pot ~$72, but no lid. Lid is another ~$30.

Edit: if you buy both together they are ~$111, still a pretty good deal.

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https://www.homebrewing.org/2-Weld-15-gallon-SS-Brew-Pot_p_2756.html

A two weld 15 gallon pot with lid for $119. You can't do better than that for a kettle with two welds. I have the 9 gallon version of this one, thinking about trading up. Good company too, they usually ship quick.
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+1 for aluminum stock pots. They are available lots of places these days for less than a dollar per quart capacity. Stainless looks cool and can be cleaned with the caustic chemicals used in big breweries. But aluminum is just as effective as a cooking utensil for pennies on the dollar.

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at my local restaurant supply shop: 42qt stainless with ss fryer basket (biab anyone?) for $80 before tax

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Great advice from everyone! What's the overall consensus of aluminum pots? They are extremely inexpensive....but I have heard that it may give off flavors? Any truth to that? Or any other drawbacks?

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Great advice from everyone! What's the overall consensus of aluminum pots? They are extremely inexpensive....but I have heard that it may give off flavors? Any truth to that? Or any other drawbacks?

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Been using an aluminum pot since day 1, first with extract then with BIAB, 25 batches and no off flavors. Cost was why I went that route.


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