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Old 01-24-2013, 01:20 PM   #21
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so you are looking for somethng that doesnt exist.
Well, that is exactly what kegs were designed for. I'd say his only safe option is that -- a keggle.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:39 PM   #22
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Well, that is exactly what kegs were designed for. I'd say his only safe option is that -- a keggle.
Haha...good point, I was only thinking kettle not keggle...a keggle is probably strong enough to lift with 10,000 lbs inside...crane would help...just sayin...
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:20 PM   #23
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Ah ok, I think I'm probably going to get that pot, put a ball valve on it, and aim to never ever need lift it while full. I have a keggle, but its dangerously close to capacity on 12 gallon batches. and a little on the heavy side. I also think I'll get a faster boil with a kettle with a larger bottom area (less heat escaping the burner and not getting into the kettle). Is the kettle (empty of course) much lighter than a keggle?

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:24 PM   #24
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Significantly lighter. 2-3x so. And yes, it heats quicker as there is much less mass to heat. It also cools quicker for the same reason.

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Old 03-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #25
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Also what are the dimensions of the pots not including the handles or lid? . The listings say 18"x18" but that doesn't seem correct when I look at pictures.
I just bought the 80 qt concord pot. It measures 17.5" tall and 18" round, actual pot dimensions.

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:29 AM   #26
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I just bought the 80 qt concord pot. It measures 17.5" tall and 18" round, actual pot dimensions.

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Unfortunately that kettle is only 18.5 gallons. The manufacturer lists them as '20gal' but they are really 1.5 gallons smaller. We have run into this issue with almost every size. We had to have the manufacturer remake them to correct specifications. You'll see our 20gal kettle is 19" tall and is full capacity.
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I bought two of the 20 gallon Concord pots and one 25 gallon Concord pot from the ebay seller and was disappointed to find that the 20 gallons would only hold 18.5 gallons filled to the brim and the 25 gallon pot would only hold 24 gallons. I guess you do get what you pay for. I had put the holes in the pots and added fittings and sight glasses and when I went to calibrate the sight glasses, I discovered the difference in the advertised capacity and the actual capacity. My 20 gallon pots both measured 17 5/8" diameter and 17 1/2" height.

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How much boil off are you guys getting per hour? I'd like to possibly do 15 gallon session batches and I want to see if there will be enough headspace

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How much boil off are you guys getting per hour? I'd like to possibly do 15 gallon session batches and I want to see if there will be enough headspace
You will likely want the 24 / 25 gallon pot. A 15 gallon batch in an 18.5 gallon kettle won't be fun IMHO.
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Thought I'd bring this back up because I'm looking to finally go all grain. I also don't want to buy 10 gallon kettles only to find myself going to 20 gallon kettles a few years from now.

Anyway, with that said I like BIG beers. For a 10 or 15 gallon batch would you recommend a "25 gallon" concord for the MLT and a "20 gallon" concord for my HLT and boiling?

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