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Old 02-15-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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Default 4mm vs. 6mm aluminum pot, size of pot

I'm looking at getting a new aluminum pot so I can do full boils, and I'm wondering if there would be any point in getting a 6mm thick pot vs. the more common 4mm.

As for the size, Palmer says 8 gallons is big enough for all grain should I eventually go that route. Thoughts?

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Old 02-15-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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I think you should get a 10 gallon if you want to do 5gal AG batches

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Old 02-15-2009, 02:16 AM   #3
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Any thoughts on 4mm vs. 6mm?

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Old 02-15-2009, 02:18 AM   #4
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no real opinion

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Old 02-15-2009, 02:42 AM   #5
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Depends on what your cooking on... If your using an electric stove, get the thinner metal and isulate the side of the pots with some insulation. If using a burner, go with the thicker pot, that way it doesnt warp, etc.
P.S. - Go with 10 gal if your budget allows, you will thank yourself later.

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Old 02-15-2009, 04:06 AM   #6
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I wouldn't waste extra money on the 6mm. I got a 4mm and it is plenty thick in my opinion.

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Old 02-15-2009, 04:28 AM   #7
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I would say take the extra $ you would spend on the 6mm, and put that into a larger size pot. I started my AG with 7.5 gallon pot, and it was rough. did it work, yes. Did I have to stare at the pot every minute of the boil to avoid boil overs, while also using fermcap like it was crack. YES and YES.

I now have a 15 gallon pot, and love it to death.

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I think I'll probably go with a 4mm 10 gal.

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Old 02-15-2009, 06:02 AM   #9
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I think I'll probably go with a 4mm 10 gal.
I just ordered this one...

Aluminum Stock Pot - 50 Quart, Stock Pots, Cookware at Instawares

a little over $60, free shipping.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:23 AM   #10
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go with the thinner one, it will transfer heat better, you still won't have to worry about scorching at 4mm and it won't warp.

These guy's have the cheapest I've found. Stock Pots : Discount Stock Pots at Wares Direct Discount Restaurant, Janitorial and Office Supplies

They've got a 80qt pot for what Yankee paid for the 50.

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