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Beaudoin 03-07-2013 11:58 PM

Kettle Purchasing Advice
 
I'm looking to buy a brew kettle, and I need some advice.

I have two 6 gal carboys that I use to brew my beer. I'm looking to do an all grain brew in a bag method for my next brew. I'm just wondering how big of a brew pot I should get. My options are 9 gal, 15 gal and 19 gal.

I'm thinking 15 gal to account for the initial water volume at 160 F with 10 lbs of grain?

duboman 03-08-2013 12:12 AM

15 minimum!,

If you are indoors on a stove though be sure your range can boil that amount of wort.

Beaudoin 03-08-2013 12:24 AM

How would I know much my range can boil that much wort?

I have a regular electric range. Do you think it's powerful enough?

1fast4door 03-08-2013 12:36 AM

I BIAB in a Bayou Classic 42 qt. I've done 5 gal. batches with 20 lbs. of grain. I wish I had at least a 15 gallon, so had the option of 10 gallon batches, But I also use a propane burner outdoors. I don't think my electric stove could handle my kettle. You could always build a couple heatsticks as a temporary solution.

CityOChampBrew 03-08-2013 12:39 AM

I would suggest upgrading to a burner

You should be able to brew 5 gal biab in a 10 gallon

foreman1063 03-08-2013 12:49 AM

Bayou Classic has a 44 qt pot that's pretty reasonable. Should be able to handle most 5 gallon BIAB batches. Just bought one on Amazon for around $85.

timcadieux 03-08-2013 12:54 AM

There's a 36qt KEttle with Burner for $80.99 here...this is what I was considering...not big enough??

Beaudoin 03-08-2013 01:10 AM

Thanks for the tips, but unfortunately Amazon.com does not deliver to Canada. :(

I really wish they did.

CityOChampBrew 03-08-2013 01:27 AM

Heres where I got mine, maybe you will have better luck with them in canada

When I bought mine they had a coupon code going that I found online for like 15% off
I went with the 15 gallon one

http://www.wayfair.com/Bayou-Classic...x-BAY1030.html

CityOChampBrew 03-08-2013 01:28 AM

I personally bought the one with the basket for possible use with turkets or to use as a biab setup to give the bag more support


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