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Old 02-07-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default What Size Kettle for 10gal Batches?

I want a kettle large enough to boil 13+ gallons of wort. Will a 60qt (15 gallon) kettle provide enough headspace or should I look for something larger?

Also, How many gallons will a keggle hold?

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A keggle is 15.5 gallons, and will work OK for boiling 10 gallon batches.

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A keggle is 15.5 gallons, and will work OK for boiling 10 gallon batches.
+1, get the keggle...
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I want a kettle large enough to boil 13+ gallons of wort. Will a 60qt (15 gallon) kettle provide enough headspace or should I look for something larger?

Also, How many gallons will a keggle hold?
I have a 15 gallon stainless kettle and it works great for 12 gallon batches as long as the SG is 1.070 or less.
If you can I would go with a 20 gallon or a little larger.
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The keggle works fine. You can't let it rip full heat and walk away, but a spray bottle and a reasonable amount of attention will prevent boil overs.

That said, I wish I had the cash to upgrade to 20g stainless kettles. I think they look cooler.

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Thanks, guys.

I think its time to look into a keggle.

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