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Old 01-29-2009, 05:38 PM   #11
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I use this one, which I picked up on clearance a while ago for about $35. It's a very sturdy stockpot with a sandwiched bottom, which reduces the risk of scorching compared to plain-bottomed stockpots.

If you can use a turkey fryer, I'd consider going for one of those. They usually include a 30-qt aluminum pot and don't cost a whole lot.

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Old 01-29-2009, 06:20 PM   #12
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I use this one, which I picked up on clearance a while ago for about $35. It's a very sturdy stockpot with a sandwiched bottom, which reduces the risk of scorching compared to plain-bottomed stockpots.

If you can use a turkey fryer, I'd consider going for one of those. They usually include a 30-qt aluminum pot and don't cost a whole lot.
Thats the same pot i have been using... UNTIL TODAY!!!

Just scored a 40 quart stockpot off CL for $25. I can't wait to brew again!
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:30 PM   #13
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Aluminum's fine, you can also use a graniteware enameled pot, both are pretty cheap.

I don't know how well graniteware would stand up to a propane burner, though.

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Old 01-29-2009, 06:32 PM   #14
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I picked up a cheap 20 qt pot today from Target for 20 bucks

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Old 01-29-2009, 07:17 PM   #15
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Can anyone beat 8 quarts? Yep, that's right. I did my first 5 gallon batch in a 8 qt. pot. I had a 20 qt. pot I was planning on using, but it hadn't been used in years and was sitting out in the garage and when I filled it up, it had a leak. I wasn't going to let this stop my first batch, so I used the next largest pot we had in the house - 8 qt. It was nearly filled to the brim with 6lbs of extract and a gallon of water but I watched that like a hawk for the entire boil with no boilovers! Beer turned out fine. A little on the malty side, but that's to be expected with the recipie and boil size. Needless to say I bought a new 20 qt. stainless pot for $30 the next day. My second batch with it went a lot smoother...

I would not recommend an 8 qt. pot. 20 qt. is plently big for partial boils, but you will soon outgrow it.

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