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Old 09-17-2009, 11:03 PM   #1
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So has luck has it i was gifted a 100 gallon kettle from a guy who knows a guy who was getting rid of it. Unfortunately I have no idea how to heat something this size. Its shielded on the bottom and he clearly used a burner. I have several large propane tanks available to use but I have no idea how powerful of a burner I would need to achieve a boil in an appropriate amount of time. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to use and where to get it?

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Old 09-18-2009, 12:06 AM   #2
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What size batches will you want to brew?

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Old 09-18-2009, 12:10 AM   #3
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Probably just over two barrels. id like to do a little more than i want to finish with so as to include the general losses through the process. Hope you can help

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Old 09-18-2009, 12:46 AM   #4
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Probably just over two barrels. id like to do a little more than i want to finish with so as to include the general losses through the process. Hope you can help
60 gallons is allot of beer to heat, cool, pitch, ferment and bottle/keg ...well that's something like 675 bottles ....or 6 corney kegs....yikes ..

Good luck . You will need a big burner 225k + btu
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:51 AM   #5
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60 gallons is allot of beer to heat, cool, pitch, ferment and bottle/keg ...well that's something like 675 bottles ....or 6 corney kegs....yikes ..

Good luck . You will need a big burner 225k + btu
you mean 12 cornies. or 4 1/2bbl sankes.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:04 AM   #6
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would 225k btu's be enough? or is it leaning more towards the plus side?

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Old 09-18-2009, 01:12 AM   #7
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100 gallons? I suggest fusion.

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Old 09-18-2009, 06:59 AM   #8
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100 gallons are too much for me.

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thou shall not covet, thou shall not covet... that is certainly lucked into! how big have you been going previous to this score? what kind and how much fermenter space do you possess?

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you mean 12 cornies. or 4 1/2bbl sankes.
Yes, 12 corny kegs ...twice as difficult
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