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mikerock 01-21-2013 03:28 PM

Brew pot
Hey guys...I have a glass flat top stove. Anyone out there using the same type of stove and what kind of pot do you use?

WyomingBrewer 01-21-2013 05:45 PM

I had one in my old apartment. It had dual burners. It was great actually. It easily did full boils using a Stainless Steel 16'ish gallon stock pot I got on ebay for $60. I got a deal on that pot, have not seen another thats this high quality for anywhere close to that.

MBTB 01-21-2013 05:47 PM

I use a 22 Qt. Tramontina pot with laminated bottom to make 4 gal. batches.

My stove is an old GE with a 2000 Watt coil element. Some may laugh, but it works.

I would be concerned about the weight on a glass top, but it might be able to handle a 2.5 gal. batch, or a partial boil.

There's only one way to find out. Good Luck!:mug:

WyomingBrewer 01-21-2013 05:52 PM

Weight was no issue...I did 7 gallon boils on mine. Not only did it handle the weight, it handled the volume of the boil.

MBTB 01-21-2013 05:58 PM

Was the pot over two burners?

WyomingBrewer 01-21-2013 06:01 PM

No, the stove had dual burners on 2 of the 4 burners. So I had the option of using the inner and outer rings, hence the dual part, and it boiled the full volume easily like that. Kind of like an extra large burner, but you did'nt have to use the full burner all the time. You had the ability to choose when you wanted the bigger one. Make sense?

MBTB 01-21-2013 06:07 PM

Yes it does, Thanks. Sooner or later I will have to upgrade. That type is worth looking at. :mug:

FuzzeWuzze 01-21-2013 06:09 PM

If you have an induction stove(which i think your talking about) then you need to make sure that you get a pot that has a perfectly flat bottom when full and on your stove top.

Unless there is direct contact with the heating element a lot of them dont put out much if any heat.

WyomingBrewer 01-21-2013 06:12 PM

Mine was not induction, But I have heard good things about them. As long as a magnet will stick easily to the bottom of your pot then it will work with induction. Least thats what I have read. Im looking for a single induction burner to start doing brewing classes at my shop so I have researched them a bit. Wal-Mart has a single for $58'ish I believe.

MBTB 01-21-2013 06:30 PM

I have a Max Burton 6000, 1800 Watt induction hob for heating mash/sparge water. It works very well, but I'm not sure it would handle the main boil. They do make a 3500 watt unit which should handle 5 gal. easily.

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