Originally Posted by ohiobrewtus
That thing must take up the entire stove top!
To the OP, 8g should be plenty large enough for 5g batches without too much concern about boil overs.
Well, I use the 30 quart turkey fryer pot on my stove. It just covers one burner. I do wish it was a little taller, but if it was, I'd never get my chiller in there under the microwaver!
Here's my fancy Yooper Tier Sculpture:
That's just a smaller pot (5 gallons) with my sparge water, my brewpot and my MLT. I have an island just to the right of the MLT and set out the hops, the grain, the 5.2 buffer, the mash paddle, etc. on it.
The point is, even though a 10 gallon pot would be awesome, it is possible to use a pot as small as 7.5 gallons and brew decent beer.