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Old 10-02-2011, 03:17 AM   #1
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Default Looking to buy a 9 gallon kettle, any suggestions?

Not sure what to buy brand wise, but I do want one at least nine gallons. Any thoughts on what to buy, that is not to expensive?

Is the tri-ply bottom really that important to have?

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Old 10-02-2011, 03:25 AM   #2
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how much do you want to spend? you have the blichmann boilermakers in the 10 gallon size for a bit over $300 with a thermometer and sight glass. polarware sells 10 gallon kettles for less and there are many other options north and south of there depending on your budget. i started with a 7.5 gallon turkey fryer and made good beer.

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Old 10-02-2011, 03:31 AM   #3
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I don't have anything from then, but these guys in Oregon seems to have petty high quality stuff.

http://conical-fermenter.com/products/brew-kettles/

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how many brews under your belt? i ask because my suggestion would be to buy a cheap kettle at first to make sure it's going to be a regular hobby for you. then you can upgrade to a nicer kettle once you know it's a long term thing.

that said, you could get a very nice quality aluminum kettle from a restaurant supply store for a decent price... probably in the 50 dollar or less range.

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I was at Adventures in Homebrewing yesterday and they have a nine gallon stainless steel kettle with two welded ports for $79.

http://www.homebrewing.org/2-WELD-9-...t-_p_1684.html

It's not a boilermaker but it was a decent pot for the money. Kinda wished I had not bought an 8 gallon pot from MoreBeer...

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Can I suggest getting a kettle no smaller than 10 gal? I use one kettle for strike/sparge/boil. I recently made a batch that required a 90 min boil, I had my 10 gallon pot full to the brim with water.

The tri-clad bottom is not necessary but certainly welcome. It takes quite a bit of heat to boil 7-8 gallons of wort. I suggest to get it if you can afford it but plenty of people have brewed awesome beer without it I'm sure.

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I love my 10 gallon MegaPot.

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I could go for a 10 gallon also. I'm not looking to spend a ton of money on one. But something in the $100-150 range will do.

Thanks for the responses, but any more? Where did you get your kettles and how much did you pay?

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I could go for a 10 gallon also. I'm not looking to spend a ton of money on one. But something in the $100-150 range will do.

Thanks for the responses, but any more? Where did you get your kettles and how much did you pay?

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Here is a 15 gallon $190 Shipped.

http://brewhemoth.com/penrose-kettle
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I got my 10 gallon MegaPot from Austin Homebrew Supply - paid $119.99 about 1 1/2 or 2 years ago. That was with no valves, sight gauge, or thermo. - just the pot.

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