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Old 06-09-2011, 04:39 AM   #11
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A little outside the scope of your question, but if you go full boil (Do it if you can!) then don't forget to reduce your bittering hops by 20% if using a "kit" recipe. At least for lighter less hoppy bees. Otherwise you perfect brew will probably be more bitter than you desire.

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Err beers. But watch out for those hoppy bees too.

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Old 06-09-2011, 04:51 AM   #13
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Get the bigger kettle.

I started brewing in January, with a setup from Midwest that included a 5 gallon pot -it has been great, but I am limited to extract partial boil recipes only. My 10 gallon pot should arrive this week, which will allow me to do full boil extract, as well as allowing me to move to all grain via the brew-in-a-bag method.

Why get a $50 pot now and a $100+ pot in a few months when you can just get the bigger pot now and spend the difference on making more beer?

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Old 06-09-2011, 05:06 AM   #14
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check ebay. There are 40qt aluminum pots for $43 shipped

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