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Old 07-31-2009, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Who decided 10 gallon kettles were too big?!?

Minor rant.

Brew day tomorrow, and I need a larger kettle. Given the fact I'm making the jump to AG, I wanted a pot that could handle a full boil, ergo 10 gallons. I had a line on a used Polarware 10 gallon that would have suited me perfectly, but turns out it sold, which leaves me scrambling.

But lo and behold, not a single store here in the SF Bay Area carries 10 gallon pots, apart from Williams - who refuse to let me pick it up from their place, they HAVE to ship it. (So not going to get here in time.) B3? Your choice is 8 or 15 gallon. Oak Barrel? 7.5 or 13.2 gallon (and DAMNED expensive! Their ACTUAL prices are 30% higher than they have on their website, which they just say "Oh, that hasn't been updated in a while!") Beverage People? Only 8 gallons and 15 gallons in stock.

I understand the mail order spots like AHS and Northern have their megapots, but it's driving me mental that I can't just go to a local shop - of which the Bay Area is blessed with many - and just buy the @#$# pot I need. For tomorrow.

Looks like I'm going to have to buy a @#$# turkey fryer in a pinch! Feh!

(Sorry, rant over. And when I ranted to my wife, she didn't seem too interested!)

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Old 07-31-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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I found the same thing. Lucky for me my neighbor is a manager of the local restaurant supply store. I got a hookup on some nice pots. Try searching for those types of stores.

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Old 07-31-2009, 04:54 PM   #3
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+ 1 on the restaurant supply store. Or get a 15 gallon, then you can do 10 gallon batches!

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Old 07-31-2009, 04:55 PM   #4
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Have you considered restaurant supply stores?

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=opera&rls=en&sourceid=opera&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=san+francisco+restraurant+supply&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&view=text&ei=0hNzSsGBGYmiMaPb1bEM&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=1

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Old 07-31-2009, 04:57 PM   #5
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Really wanted a pot with a spigot and fittings for a thermometer. Although I guess I could punch the holes myself and add that stuff...

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Just get a 15gal. I recently upgraded from a 10 to 15 and am very happy with it. I only brew 5 gal batches for now. I would have to watch it carefully for boil overs with my 10 gal, but not any more.

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Yea, I added that stuff myself. All you need is a step drillbit and be careful not to get too big. It's pretty easy.

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Ummmmm. If you are going to do a full boil on a 10 gallon batch then you are going to want enough room for 12 gallons of pre-boil wort plus some headspace.

Hence the popularity of 15 gallon kettles.

If doing 5 gallons then your typical 8 gal (32 quart) stock pot works.

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1 word.... Keggel

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Ummmmm. If you are going to do a full boil on a 10 gallon batch then you are going to want enough room for 12 gallons of pre-boil wort plus some headspace.

Hence the popularity of 15 gallon kettles.

If doing 5 gallons then your typical 8 gal (32 quart) stock pot works.
Famous last words - but I'm planning on sticking to 5 gallon batches. I know probably everyone on here says the same thing, but my beer taste changes so much, I want to make sure I have enough variety, and plan on brewing at least once a month, probably twice. I figure a case of beer a week is enough to keep me satisfied!!

I just had a looksee at some of the local restaurant supply stores' websites, and was surprised - prices of stainless stockpots in the size I want run higher than a fully kitted out Polarware kettle in most of these places!!
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