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Old 11-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #41
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http://www.webstaurantstore.com/avantco-ic3500-countertop-induction-range-cooker-208-240v-3500-watt/177IC3500%20%20%20208*240.html

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007TVYHXY/ref=aw_ls__1?colid=99QC84ZKVLSG&coliid=I187XZHXVII H52

Seem like a great combo. Think I know what's going to be on my Xmas list this year!
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:53 PM   #42
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If you are going to be building a cable to plug the 6-20 into your 14-30 dryer outlet, I would be sure to build a 20A breaker into the cable too. That way it's safe. Otherwise you could fry your cable/cooktop if an overcurrent occurs. Also be sure to check if the Megapot is induction ready. The bayou classic's work really well and have a good aspect ratio compared to the wider pots. I've been brewing twice a month for almost 10 months on my setup. I insulated the pot with reflectix and do BIAB.
ercousin, do you use a basket or false bottom when you BIAB with that pot or just put the bag straight in?
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #43
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This is exactly the setup I have and I love it. I added a 20amp plug in my basement and insulated my kettle and lid with reflectix. It now gets up to temp way faster then on my 12,000 btu Power Burner on my gas stove. When I brewed in the kitchen it would steam up the whole house and it was a pain dragging everything up from the basement and back down again. I am very happy with it.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:39 PM   #44
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ercousin, do you use a basket or false bottom when you BIAB with that pot or just put the bag straight in?
I have one of these bags: http://www.biab-brewing.com/

I can velcro it into position a few inches above the bottom of the pot.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:48 AM   #45
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Are all Bayou Classic pots induction compatible?

Looking around on the web I find that the pots are reported as about 100 different grades of stainless, most of which are non magnetic.

Common sense tells me that all the pots of the same name are probably the same steel, though.

Anybody had a Bayou classic that didn't work?

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Old 11-27-2013, 06:31 PM   #46
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Hey guys, has anyone who owns the IC3500 been concerned with the weight capacity of this burner? I'm hoping to get one for Christmas and am looking at a 10 gal megapot 1.2 as well. Doing BIAB with 8 gal of strike water plus grains and kettle would run upwards of 100 lbs on this burner.

Anyone see any issues with this?

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Old 11-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #47
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Are all Bayou Classic pots induction compatible? Looking around on the web I find that the pots are reported as about 100 different grades of stainless, most of which are non magnetic. Common sense tells me that all the pots of the same name are probably the same steel, though. Anybody had a Bayou classic that didn't work? cheers.
So far from my research is that all currently made bayou kettles seem to be induction ready. Don't quote me on that though
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:08 PM   #48
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Hey guys, has anyone who owns the IC3500 been concerned with the weight capacity of this burner? I'm hoping to get one for Christmas and am looking at a 10 gal megapot 1.2 as well. Doing BIAB with 8 gal of strike water plus grains and kettle would run upwards of 100 lbs on this burner.

Anyone see any issues with this?
I would not be concerned - the cooktop may not weight much, but it's solid and very durable. I have a heavy 10 gallon stainless brew pot and start my boil with 7.5 to 8 gallons in it. It could easily take another 15 pounds of grain. Tell you what - I'm brewing this weekend and I'll throw my pot on there with 100 pounds of barbell weights just to make sure.

Edit: just added photo of my 12.2 pound brew pot with 115 pounds of weights in it - total of 127 pounds. I'd be comfortable pushing even 200 pounds with it.
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I would not be concerned - the cooktop may not weight much, but it's solid and very durable. I have a heavy 10 gallon stainless brew pot and start my boil with 7.5 to 8 gallons in it. It could easily take another 15 pounds of grain. Tell you what - I'm brewing this weekend and I'll throw my pot on there with 100 pounds of barbell weights just to make sure.
Awesome man that would be great!
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I would not be concerned - the cooktop may not weight much, but it's solid and very durable. I have a heavy 10 gallon stainless brew pot and start my boil with 7.5 to 8 gallons in it. It could easily take another 15 pounds of grain. Tell you what - I'm brewing this weekend and I'll throw my pot on there with 100 pounds of barbell weights just to make sure. Edit: just added photo of my 12.2 pound brew pot with 115 pounds of weights in it - total of 127 pounds. I'd be comfortable pushing even 200 pounds with it.
Excellent! Thanks for doing that.. Puts my mind at ease about the weight capacity
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