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Old 12-04-2009, 02:21 AM   #1
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Default Where can I find a good stainless steel brew pot?

New to forum here. Plenty of info to be found here. I'm looking to find a 32 Quart Stainless Steel Pot and just cant seem to find them anywhere for less than $80. Used would be fine too.

Anybody know anywhere to get one for a reasonable price?

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Old 12-04-2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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You can find one here for less than $80, but I would reccomend aluminum or converting a keg if you want to get cheaper.

SS is $$

Aluminum works great and is easy to care for.

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Old 12-04-2009, 02:32 AM   #3
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If you aren't afraid of aluminum they have them for about $45. Or keep your eyes out for a used keg.
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32 quarts is almost the bare minimum for full boils on 5 gallon batches. I would try to get a 40qt pot.

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32 quarts is almost the bare minimum for full boils on 5 gallon batches. I would try to get a 40qt pot.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:11 PM   #6
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Austin Homebrew has 10 gal. SS pots for around $70. It's kinda thin, but mine has held up really well, and no scorching.

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he sure does.... good to know! linky

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Anyone know what thickness the AHS pot is?

I've been temped to buy this one. Has aluminum cored bottom and 21 gauge material for $90 including S/H. This thing is 16 5/8" diameter and 12" high. Plenty for adding the 14" LD heating element for a nice E-kettle project I'm getting into.

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thanks for the info. I'll get a 40 qt pot, but finding one is tough. I'm going to peruse salvation army and other salvaged goods stores in hopes of a cheap buy. I dont want aluminum.

In regards to stainless steel thickness, one should know that an 18 gauge stockpot is almost double the thickness of a 23. With that being said, a 21 gauge is probably almost too thin.

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32 quarts isn't terrible. I have one, and I have never had a boil over in it. However, it is also pretty short and wide, so perhaps that helps?

If you find a great deal on a 32 quart I wouldn't pass it up.

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