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Old 07-02-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Hi all, what is the smallest size brewing pot I can get away with for doing a partial extract? I currently have a 2gallon pot? Would this do?

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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If you're making 3 gallon batches I'd say that's just barely gonna work. You could get creative for a standard five gallon batch and boil your syrup in about a gallon and a half of water but then your IBU would have to be adjusted because of the density of the wort. You could get a relatively inexpensive aluminum pot somewhere in the 5 gal range too and make your life easier.

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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I've made a 5 gallon batch in a 2 gallon pot. Turned out great but it definitely isn't an ideal situation.

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:29 PM   #4
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Yeah, I think my first batch was in a two or three gallon pasta pot with a partial boil.

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #5
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I haven't really got the money to buy a bigger pot so was hoping I could do it in the one I got. It would be a partial. I might give it a go and see how it turns out, then maybe get a bigger pot. Cheers people

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #6
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I got a 5 gallon stock pot at the thrift store in my town for $10 bucks. Stainless steel too.

Check flea markets, swap meets, and thrift stores for pots.

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Target has good prices on Stainless pots in 2-3-4-5 gallon sizes.

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I've been doing partial boil extract batches since I started. This is the pot that I've been using. For a cheap little pot it's worked out great!

http://www.homebrewing.org/5-Gallon-...Pot_p_272.html

Stepping up to an 8-gallon pot soon so I can do full boil 5 gallon batches.

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #9
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Thanks for the help people but I'm from England and they seem to be a bit more expensive here. I'll keep on looking

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I started with a 5 gallon ss pot i found on Amazon on sale. I would boil my extra water the night before brew day and then keep it in my sanitized bottling bucket. So brew day was 3ish gallon extract and specialty grains. I did that with good sucess for over a year.

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