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Old 11-24-2012, 05:26 AM   #11
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Stout Kettles. I just got a 15-gallon. Pricey? Yes. But the build quality is incredible. You'll never buy another unless you just need to go bigger.
Stout if you can afford it. Again Bigger is better. One of my regrets is not getting bigger. You can do a 5 gaL batch in a 15 gal BK, but you cannot do a 10 gal one in a 10 gal BK.

If John does not have one in stock, you will have to order and wait (but it is worth it as it is welded. If you have to "custom" order, get the TC Thermowell.

I like the one with the sight glass and tangetial inlet.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:27 PM   #12
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Good point on the size. I don't plan on 10 gallon batches soon...but it is always nice to have that option. Is there any real disadvantage to using a keg vs a 15 gallon SS pot? I have no problem adding a thermometer and sight guage ect...

Also....is there any 'type' of keg for conversion that is better then the other? I am not an expert in them. But I feel like I do sometimes see different shapes and sizes of them? no?



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Old 11-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #13
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That is why I went with a 60 pot. Have done ten gallons batch with no probelm and can still do 5. Good luck choosing.

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:11 PM   #14
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Stout if you can afford it. Again Bigger is better. One of my regrets is not getting bigger. You can do a 5 gaL batch in a 15 gal BK, but you cannot do a 10 gal one in a 10 gal BK.

If John does not have one in stock, you will have to order and wait (but it is worth it as it is welded. If you have to "custom" order, get the TC Thermowell.

I like the one with the sight glass and tangetial inlet.
http://conical-fermenter.com/
404 error with that link...

Do see that you can get sanke kegs from them. Checking to see what pricing would be like for a pair of the 1/4 bbl kegs. Depending on my local supplier, I might be getting some 1/2 bbl kegs from them eventually.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:22 PM   #15
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I have a couple 50 qt aluminum pots for mash and boil, and they're a good size for 5 gallon batches.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:09 AM   #16
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I have a 9 gallon pot and I am shopping for a 15 gallon just so I have the option to do 10 gallon batches.

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Its good to have options. I don't do 10 gallon batches very often,but I do like that I can without a hassle.

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After digging around...it looks like this might be the best way to go. Making a keggle and adding this:

http://www.brewhardware.com/wlsightglass/47-weldless-compact-sight-glass-with-2q-dial-thermometer

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:05 PM   #19
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This might be a possibility if you want 10 gallon pot on a budget. Says they are factory seconds with metal blemishes but now issues with performance. Worth looking into.
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/BREWERS-EDGE-40-QUART-BREWKETTLE-FACTORY-SECONDS-P3238C203.aspx

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Old 11-26-2012, 02:13 AM   #20
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I just bought three of these. I'm picking them up at the end of next week. I'll report on quality, etc then...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200848751605?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1497.l2649



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