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Old 01-22-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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i currently do extract brewing, i boil about 2.5 gal for 5 gal batch. i'm going to be buying a buner to do full boils and a year from now get into all grain brewing. i'd like to use my new kettle for both full boils and all grain, would a 7.5 to 8 gal kettle be enough for 5 gal batches still? are there advanages to getting ones with spigots? would the spigot help when moving to all grain?


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Old 01-22-2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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I'd go with the 8 gallon spigotted pot...

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If you plan on going AG a 9 gal. pot will be a lot easier on you. In many cases you'll start out with 6-6.5 gal and boil down to 5-5.5 gal.

While boiling 6 gal. in a 8 gal. pot is doable you will have to watch it like a hawk. Boil overs especially inside the house are a real mess.

A spigot makes things a lot easier on you rather than trying to pour 5 gal. it's so much easier to just open a ball valve there is almost no comparison between the 2.

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If you plan on going AG a 9 gal. pot will be a lot easier on you. In many cases you'll start out with 6-6.5 gal and boil down to 5-5.5 gal.

While boiling 6 gal. in a 8 gal. pot is doable you will have to watch it like a hawk. Boil overs especially inside the house are a real mess.

A spigot makes things a lot easier on you rather than trying to pour 5 gal. it's so much easier to just open a ball valve there is almost no comparison between the 2.
I typically do 7.5 to 8 gallon boils to get down to 6 gallons in the kettle and 5.5 gallons into the fermenter.

If you go with anything smaller than 9 gallons you will be sorry. I have an 11 gallon and am quite happy with it.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:37 PM   #6
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Time for a new handle, bruthah.

how about penisbot?
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haha sorry, its my name, as i'm sure its yours too. i had no idea there was an Evan!.
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Totally OT, and I'm sorry, but I just saw Soulive's Avatar....Is that your ride???

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I typically do 7.5 to 8 gallon boils to get down to 6 gallons in the kettle and 5.5 gallons into the fermenter.

If you go with anything smaller than 9 gallons you will be sorry. I have an 11 gallon and am quite happy with it.

I do to. And I completely agree. 9 gal. is a minimum for something you won't be unhappy with.

10 or 11 gal. would be better.

15 gal. minimum if you think you might ever do a 10 gal. batch.

I think your screen name is just fine I knew instantly you were not Evan!
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haha sorry, its my name, as i'm sure its yours too. i had no idea there was an Evan!.
Evan is becoming the most common name on this board. If you can get a keggle, that's always a great option, otherwise, I'd say the bigger the kettle the better.

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