Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brew Market > For Sale > For Sale - Wanted: Kettle for 6+ gallon batches
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-04-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
moxie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Halifax, N.S.
Posts: 147
iTrader: (0)
Default For Sale - Wanted: Kettle for 6+ gallon batches

I'm interested in your old kettle with thermometer and ball valve. SS is preferable, but would also consider an aluminum pot. If you have an immersion chiller to fit that would be even better. I am located in Nova Scotia, so send me a message or reply to this thread if you are willing to ship. I'll drive almost anywhere in N.S. for pickup, but I have not noticed many people posting from the Maritimes!

Cheers

__________________
moxie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-05-2010, 01:23 AM   #2
shot0rum247
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 259
iTrader: (0)
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

You may be better off just getting a keg-shell (SS), and either find someone who can blow-torch the top off of it (or you can do that yourself if you have the means). Then you can fit it with a ball-valve of your choice and thermometer...cheap and and great for big batches. If you look at pics on here you'll see many people boiling with such contraptions.

__________________

Let them drink beer

shot0rum247 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-05-2010, 11:18 AM   #3
moxie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Halifax, N.S.
Posts: 147
iTrader: (0)
Default

Hello, thanks for the reply. I do plan on moving on to a gas burner, but at the moment, I am (slowly) brewing on my electric stovetop. Would a keggle be practical for this use? I've never really examined the bottom of a commercial keg. If I can squeeze a batch or two out on the stovetop with one I would be interested in an old keggle as well, so maybe if you've upgraded your system to some Blichmann Bling and have an old pot/keggle with thermometer and ball valve, I would love to take it off your hands!

__________________
moxie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-05-2010, 11:34 AM   #4
doodlebug
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN
Posts: 123
iTrader: (0)
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I would definitely not recommend putting a keggle on an electric stovetop for a number of reasons. First, a keggle empty weighs 30 lbs. Add 6 gals of wort and you're looking at about 80 lbs on your stovetop. In addition, a 2' tall keg on a 3' tall stovetop wouldn't be the easiest thing to work with, and potentially very unsafe. If you want to go the keggle route, at the very least look on CL for a turkey fryer. If you just want to boil 6 gallons, maybe check for a 10 gal megapot - those are pretty squat pots and aren't outrageously priced.

__________________
doodlebug is offline
moxie Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-05-2010, 11:47 AM   #5
moxie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Halifax, N.S.
Posts: 147
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doodlebug View Post
I would definitely not recommend putting a keggle on an electric stovetop for a number of reasons. First, a keggle empty weighs 30 lbs. Add 6 gals of wort and you're looking at about 80 lbs on your stovetop. In addition, a 2' tall keg on a 3' tall stovetop wouldn't be the easiest thing to work with, and potentially very unsafe. If you want to go the keggle route, at the very least look on CL for a turkey fryer. If you just want to boil 6 gallons, maybe check for a 10 gal megapot - those are pretty squat pots and aren't outrageously priced.
Yeah, the megapots are pretty ideal for height, I am building a fully gravity fed system, so I can probably stack 'em 3 high without using a ladder. On the other hand, if I can find a keggle then it would be enough incentive to go grab a burner and start brewing outside. Ideally I would like to do a 7.5 gal boil... I suppose a keggle could give me enough beer to fill two cornys, that would be nice!
__________________
moxie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - 20 Gallon Brew Kettle busta98 For Sale 8 09-07-2010 05:40 PM
For Sale - WANTED: 10 Gallon Corny Keg LeftyMcGee For Sale 20 05-19-2010 02:20 AM
For Sale - 7.5 Gallon SS Brew Kettle for Sale aschichler For Sale 6 05-04-2010 10:37 PM
For Sale - Wanted 10 gallon round cooler runningweird For Sale 6 03-09-2010 09:17 PM