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Old 04-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Trouble Picking a new brew pot

I recently tried my firsts all grain batch in a 7.5 gallon kettle with somewhere around 8 gallons of wort, needless to say it got messy. So Im in the market for a new bigger better brew pot. I would like to stay on the cheaper cost side but not end up with a tin foil cup. Ive been debating between a few options and would like to here everyone's expert opinion or let me know of other options in the similar value range.

Option 1: is find a keg for cheap and cut it up and make a keggle, however im in a small town and I dont know how easy that is going to be.

Option 2: 60qt Aluminum Winco Heavy Duty 6mm for $100 shipped

Option 3: CONCORD 60 QT Stainless Steel Stockpot Brew Cookware w/ Steamer Heavy Duty Grade 18/10 Gauge 110 shipped

And Option 4: Concord 60 QT Stainless Steel Stockpot with Lid. Heavy Duty 18/8 Gauge for $100 shipped.

Once again any thoughts or other suggestions that anyone has I would love to hear.

Thanks.

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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I have the winco 60 qt. got it for 75$ on amazon. Have had it for two months. Loving it so far.

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Do you think a 40 qt (10 gal) would be sufficient? Have seen great things about this one and should be receiving it in the mail in the next few days. Spigot would be nice to have. Runs $150 with no shipping.

http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden...130404180700:s

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40 qt is plenty for 5 - 6 gallon batches. Just a matter if you think you will be wanting to be doing bigger batches soon or not.

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I have been extraordinarily happy with this pot.. I have the 80qt.... http://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Group-...s=aluminum+pot

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I don't think I want to go over 5 gallon full boils so in theory 40qt / 10g should be fine but... everyone always says that if you can buy a 15 do it because you will want to make a 10 gallon batch at some point, so I'm leaning toward a 60qt set-up just to "future proof" a little.

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I have been extraordinarily happy with this pot.. I have the 80qt.... http://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Group-...s=aluminum+pot
I should also note that the 80qt and 60qt are actually cheaper than the 40qt... You do need to buy the lid separate if you need one.
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I have been extraordinarily happy with this pot.. I have the 80qt.... http://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Group-...s=aluminum+pot
Those pots are a super good deal, do you think they would hold up to me drilling holes for thermo and spigot etc?
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I should also note that the 80qt and 60qt are actually cheaper than the 40qt... You do need to buy the lid separate if you need one.
Yes but, the 40 qt is SS, not Aluminum.
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60 quart stainless steel pot for less than $100

I bought the 100 quart version of this from this vendor, and it's a quality pot.
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