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VTJayLaw 02-12-2013 02:58 AM

Any thoughts on this pot?
32 Quart from Walmart $21


jhegende 02-12-2013 03:03 AM

If this is good I might get it myself

inhousebrew 02-12-2013 03:30 AM

Aluminum is safe but not as nice as stainless steal in my opinion. For that cheap it is probably pretty flimsy so I would check it out in store. May not want to move around five gallons of boiling liquid depending on the handles. Also, if doing full volume boils and it is that cheap I'd get a 10 gallon one if they have it.

Cheap kettles are one way to save money upfront, although you eventually will probably get a nicer one. That said, if it's only $20?

Fuzzy_Ninja 02-12-2013 04:10 AM

I have that pot. So far I have boiled 4 batches in it and it has worked well. The sides are pretty thick and not flimsy. I put a weldless ball valve on it with no problem. It also heats pretty fast on my propane burner so that's a plus.

Overall I think it's a good deal for the price


JDGator 02-12-2013 11:47 AM

Aluminum is known to cause old timers so be carefull with it, but then saying that what isn't killing you. Fuzzy seems to like it so i'd give it a shot.

Stainless is a better pot.

RIC0 02-12-2013 12:14 PM

Go stainless

Fuzzy_Ninja 02-12-2013 01:16 PM

I do agree stainless is better but in my case I wanted to make the jump from extract to all grain but money was kind of tight. In the future I will move up to stainless.

jflongo 02-12-2013 01:21 PM

Have you checked all of your LARGE grocery stores that sell kitchen items? For example here in Michigan, I found Meijers, that I bought a 20 quart SS pot for $19.99 on sale, back when I was doing kits. Then I bought a 30 quart SS pot for $39.99(wasn't on sale) and has a basket inside.

That is a good price, you may just want to look around a little more. If you can't find any good SS prices, then go for it.

wickman6 02-12-2013 01:28 PM

I have the 52 qt version of that pot, and it works great. Not flimsy at all. The nice thing about it (besides price) is that the steamer rack which is included works great to keep your bag off the bottom, if you biab. If you mash in a tun, just don't use the rack of course.

I'm actually picking up that pot tonight for a co-worker who I just got into homebrewing.

Don't worry about aluminum, it poses NO PROBLEMS! Stainless is nice, but if cost is an issue aluminum is great. If aluminum posed issues, restaurants all over the place wouldn't be allowed to use it, especially in the crazy cancer-awareness state of CA, so keep that in mind.

VTJayLaw 02-12-2013 02:11 PM

Thanks Everyone for the Advice
Still haven't decided if I am going to get it or not.

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