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Wrathbone 05-16-2008 09:53 PM

24 qt brewpot big enough?
That's a 6 gallon brewpot. I'm sticking with stovetop extract brewing and anticipate brewing like this for quite a while. Is that going to be large enough for my 5 gallon brew sizes? Any particular reason why this would not be big enough?

Tankard 05-16-2008 09:57 PM

I brew in a 20 qt pot (5 gallon) and I have plenty of room. Keep in mind you will only be boiling about 3.5-4 gallons of actual wort, the rest of the volume is just top-off water, so 24 qt is more than you'll need for extract brewing. It won't be enough if you ever go all grain, however, so just keep that in mind.

malkore 05-16-2008 10:19 PM

fine for partial boils like brew dude said.

for full boils...1 gallon of clearance isn't enough...as you actually need 6-7 gallons of wort initially, which boils down to the 5-5.25gal you'll put into the primary.

rico567 05-17-2008 11:29 AM

I have a 30 qt Proctor-Silex SS brewpot that I use for full 5-gallon boils. Why this size? It was on sale when I started brewing last November for $40 delivered. It works just fine for my extract brews. If you do all-grain, YMMV.

bniesen 05-22-2008 06:39 PM

I use 8 gallon and still get boil over if I'm not carefull. Full wort boils are easier if you have the space.

dirtymike1 05-22-2008 08:00 PM

I wish I could do full wort boils...But for the partials I do I use a 14 quart pot and haven't made a mess yet :)

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