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Old 09-01-2008, 10:55 PM   #11
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I am also getting ready to buy a kettle. I checked the AHS site and could not find that price. Is that for the Eurotanks Brew Pot? That is a great price how do I get it?
Look here:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f41/40-off-eurotank-brew-pot-30-l-7-9-gal-77757/

Forrest sure is good to us! This isn't a HBT.com special, but he does those too. I got 10% off one order and then free shipping on the next. ROCK ON AHS!


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Old 09-01-2008, 11:17 PM   #12
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If you are just going to be doing partial boils, then 20 qt is big enough. You can get these pretty cheap on the internet or Ebay. I got mine at Target on sale for $28.99 a while back.

I bought a turkey fryer setup a few months ago. $28 for the burner and a 30qt aluminum pot. I went all grain and I found out that the 30 qt pot wasn't quite big enough. I had to put the flame way down to keep the evaporation rate down.

Last week I bought a 40 qt (10 gallon) stainless steel stockpot from AHS for $62.99. I'm currently waiting for that sucker to arrive. It should give me plenty of room to do a 5 gallon full boil.



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Old 09-01-2008, 11:59 PM   #13
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Dude. How in the world can you get 7.5 gallons to a rolling boil in an 8 gallon pot without boiling over? I can barely do it in a 10.

You sir, rock.
Like I said, it gets kinda hairy. The first half hour I have to watch it like a hawk with my spray bottle in hand. Needless to say, I'm wiped out after a brew day.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:06 AM   #14
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If you're just starting out and doing partial boils, I would recommend this pot: Amazon.com: Concord 18/10 Stainless Steel 20 Quart Stock Pot With Glass Lid: Home & Garden
It's just $30.98 w/ free shipping. I got mine a couple of weeks ago, and while I haven't had a chance to use it yet, it looks and feels like a good quality pot. It has a very heavy encapsulated base, not the cheap thin steel of most in it's price range.

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Thank You BigK. Very Cool! Great looking Kettle.
Just one more thing. How does this measure up to the 10 gal Megapot? I was going to go with the 10 gal with ball valve for 179.99. I would leave out the thermometer to keep cost down.

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I use a 40qt aluminum pot from the restaurant supply store (check your Yellow Pages) that was $60. It takes a lot of effort to boil over 7 gallons of wort in that big of a pot but I still manage sometimes after too many homebrews.

If you think you will move up to AG I do recommend getting the big pot whatever you do. My 20qt starter pot got used for one batch, I use it to hold grain now.

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Watch amazon if you can wait you can find some great deals I got a 60qt Al pot for $45 with free shipping. just keep your eyes open and you will find the deals.

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