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Old 01-19-2013, 12:35 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone have any experience with this pot, for the size the price is right
http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/for/3533803098.html
It seems like the same seller has them on eBay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Johnson-Rose...item416fd2e747

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:36 AM   #2
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That's a very nice quality, heavy duty, well dimensioned aluminum pot at a very good price! Congrats on a good deal! Johnson Rose pots are usually big $$$, ya done well!

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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Thanks, I was looking for a used keg but, the price is way to good to pass up. For under $100 I should have it setup with a 3 piece vavle and sight glass. Can't wait to do 10 gallon batches

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Ya done good! That pot likely weighs 8 maybe 10 pounds...a used keg 30. Figure all the time you will be handling it and you are way ahead IMO...I'd take that pot over two used kegs!

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The pot that was posted is not the one I ended up getting, it is still a 60 quart pot, but it is stainless steel with a sandwiched bottom (bonus) but the pot is really wide compared to tall I am concerned if that will have any negative side effects

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You will boil off more in a wide pot, that is not necesarily a bad thing, and can be good I guess for high gravity...It will work well...looks a lot like a Megapot to me FWIW...

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If the rate is substainal could I just adjust the sparge water to obtain more volume? Also if the shoe was on the other foot would you pass up buying one of two for the price?

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Figure out your boil off rate and sparge to volume. I will say that temp and humidity plays a critical roll in boil off volume.

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Also if the shoe was on the other foot would you pass up buying one of two for the price?
Sorry i don't understand, what pot at what price? details?
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Given the issue with more boil off, would you buy a 60 quart stainless steel pot with the sandwiched bottom for $48? I am also debating buying a second one to convert to a mlt

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