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Old 04-04-2013, 07:52 PM   #11
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I went keggle. I'm still doing only 5 gallon batches but I just built a brew rig and when I decide to do ten gallon batches I can. Cost me $60 for a keg and roughly $120 for the fittings which included a sight gauge and thermometer.

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:08 PM   #12
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I'd rather have a good 10gallon pot with fittings for a 5 gallon batch now than a bigger pot for the possibility of 10 gallons later.

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:01 PM   #13
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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.
Sold on this one I think, 18/10 60qt and under 100 shipped. Time to go to bargain fittings and pimp my pot as the cool kids say.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:16 PM   #14
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Sold on this one I think, 18/10 60qt and under 100 shipped. Time to go to bargain fittings and pimp my pot as the cool kids say.
Just be aware that I had one HECK of a time drilling holes into this thing. I also own some keggles and I had little problem drilling holes into those things, but this pot was a super tough challenge. It's like the whole pot is pre-hardened. Or actually made of adamantium or something like that.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:29 PM   #15
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Or actually made of adamantium or something like that.
+1 for the Wolverine reference.

I have the 60qt Aluminum Winco Heavy Duty pot. I like it, but it's a little big for 5-gallon batches.
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Sold on this one I think, 18/10 60qt and under 100 shipped. Time to go to bargain fittings and pimp my pot as the cool kids say.
Great kettle, same ones we use but just wanted to say they are not 18/10 they are 18/8. 18/10 is 316 stainless and 18/8 is 304. Not that it really makes a difference but just so you know what you're buying

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Just be aware that I had one HECK of a time drilling holes into this thing. I also own some keggles and I had little problem drilling holes into those things, but this pot was a super tough challenge. It's like the whole pot is pre-hardened. Or actually made of adamantium or something like that.
Take this to heart. Cheapo Harbor Freight drill bits can be worn out in less than a hole. Slow, lots of pressure and cutting oil will be your best friend! Or spend some $$$ and get a Cobalt step bit and/or knockout punch.
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Take this to heart. Cheapo Harbor Freight drill bits can be worn out in less than a hole. Slow, lots of pressure and cutting oil will be your best friend! Or spend some $$$ and get a Cobalt step bit and/or knockout punch.
Shaa, right. My pot just laughed at the cobalt bits I bought. Once I finally managed to get a pilot hole drilled the (non-cobalt) step bit I bought worked fine. But getting that first hole drilled...oh, lordy. I used enough pressure to snap a few bits, went sloooow and used cutting oil the whole time.
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Shaa, right. My pot just laughed at the cobalt bits I bought. Once I finally managed to get a pilot hole drilled the (non-cobalt) step bit I bought worked fine. But getting that first hole drilled...oh, lordy. I used enough pressure to snap a few bits, went sloooow and used cutting oil the whole time.
Ahh yes people have asked us about this before. You don't want to start the hole with the step bit. Use a good 1/8" drill bit.
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Great kettle, same ones we use but just wanted to say they are not 18/10 they are 18/8. 18/10 is 316 stainless and 18/8 is 304. Not that it really makes a difference but just so you know what you're buying

Take this to heart. Cheapo Harbor Freight drill bits can be worn out in less than a hole. Slow, lots of pressure and cutting oil will be your best friend! Or spend some $$$ and get a Cobalt step bit and/or knockout punch.
Good information on all levels, Thanks.
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Do you have any plans to sell those awesome looking armored pyrex sight glass assemblies seperately?

sorry to side track the thread.

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