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McGlothan 04-20-2012 03:13 PM

What size brew kettle?

Im stepping up my operation to all grain and I am curious what size brew kettle I am going to need for five gallon batches. I am currently using a bayou classic propane burner. I do not care about the thermometer and valve, I just want a stainless steel kettle. Also, what would be a good source to get a nice quality kettle for my money?



Sarrsipius 04-20-2012 03:37 PM

I would recomend the largest kettle your burner/stand can support (within reason). You may be doing 5 gallon batches now but what if you decide you want to do 10. If you go with a 15 or 20 gal kettle now you will be able to grow into it if you want.

For 5 gallon you need at least 7 gallon kettle but 9 would be better.

I use all Stout Tanks kettles http://www.conical-fermenter.com
They are quality and have served me well. He can customize to your hearts desire so if you don't like what he has in stock just shoot him a message with what you want.

If you want to spend less, bayou classic is fine too. I used to use a 15 gallon that I picked up for about $100

idahobrew 04-20-2012 04:24 PM

Here's a nice pot for the money.

wilserbrewer 04-22-2012 01:10 PM


DaleP 04-23-2012 09:17 AM

50 quarts is an odd size for brewing. 12.5 gallons, too small for 10 gallon batches, way bigger than you need for five gallon batches. The Penrose kettle works well for 5 and ten gallon batches.

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