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Old 02-18-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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Hey lookin to do my first all grain as soon as i get all the stuff i need together. I was wondering if a 50 quart pot would be too big for a 5 gal batch, I'm looking at the 50 so that ill have room to move to 10 gal batches if i decide to in the future.

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Old 02-18-2011, 09:40 PM   #2
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OK for 5 gallons
Too small for 10

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Old 02-18-2011, 09:43 PM   #3
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is there a size i can use for 5 and 10?

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Look for a 60 quart that is taller than it is wide. If the diameter is too large, you'll get too much boil-off with the smaller batch sizes.

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Old 02-19-2011, 01:02 AM   #5
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+1 thanks for the help

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If you're on a tight budget, consider this.

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15 gallon works good for both 5 and 10 gallon batch.

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best bang for your buck seems to be this pot on ebay. Yeah its aluminum but it also 20 gallon sized pot for $65 shipped!

http://cgi.ebay.com/80-QT-COOKING-POT-W-STRAINER-/130484708721?pt=Cookware&hash=item1e617ea571

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definitely on a tight budget, like college student kind of tight budget

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best bang for your buck seems to be this pot on ebay. Yeah its aluminum but it also 20 gallon sized pot for $65 shipped!

http://cgi.ebay.com/80-QT-COOKING-POT-W-STRAINER-/130484708721?pt=Cookware&hash=item1e617ea571
is a 20 gallon pot not too big for 5 gallon batches? i feel like i would get a good bit of boil off
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