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Old 01-21-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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I went to my LHBS this morning to look for a 5 gallon brew pot. To my surprise I was told they didn't have any. Anyone in the Ithaca NY area they their supplies locally? I would love to buy local if possible but will use one of the online sites mentioned by many of you if I need to.

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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I live in Colorado, but I would check a local big box store. I got a 5.5 gallon stainless pot from walmart and it works pretty well, here is a link to the one I have http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tramontina...ckpot/19581118

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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No need to buy a pot at your LHBS unless you want to buy the name brand brewing pots. I got my 10 gallon one on Amazon for $50. You can go to "thrift" stores and find 5 gallon ones for $15

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #4
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Look at a camping store for a turkey fryer pot. They are usually about 7 gal. Perfect size for a 5 gal batch.

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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Home depot or Lowes typically has turkey fryers. 7.5g-8g pots with the propane burner $30-$50.

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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I live in Colorado, but I would check a local big box store. I got a 5.5 gallon stainless pot from walmart and it works pretty well, here is a link to the one I have http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tramontina...ckpot/19581118
I have the same one for indoor boils. Nice pot for the money.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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+ 1 on the Tramontina.

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Look at a restaurant supply store. They have all sizes.

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #9
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+ 1 on the Tramontina.
I don't have that one but all my pots and pans are Tramontina, best you can buy for the money.

But I would get an 8-10 gallon pot on Amazon and call it good for a while.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #10
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B&W Restaurant Supply by Aldi's has some beautiful stainless pots there! They are right down the road from that "LHBS" you speak of.

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