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Old 09-17-2012, 02:08 AM   #1
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Default Where's the best source for a 50 gal kettle

I've been looking around for a kettle with at least 55 gallon capacity. Whether its a pot or ss drum it doesn't matter. Does anyone have any suggestions on places to check out or your experiences with any large brew kettles.

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Old 09-17-2012, 02:10 AM   #2
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I got mine from a scrapyard.

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Old 09-17-2012, 02:14 AM   #3
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I got mine from a scrapyard.
+1, Spent $800 total on a 75 gal Mash Tun and a 60 gal kettle (both 304SS with stands) at a local scrapyard
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:43 AM   #4
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Dumb question...but what are you guys finding to use at the local scrap yards? Can you guys post pics?
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:11 AM   #6
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May not be what you're looking for, but Blichmann makes a fantastic 55 gallon kettle. They have better false bottoms and better sight gauges then you'll otherwise be able to get.

I've also seen a fellow use a stainless steel 55 gallon drum.

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If I were in the market for something like that, I would look at Stout:
http://conical-fermenter.com/products/brew-kettles/
They don't show a 55gal, but they do show 45gal and 75gal.

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