Polarware - Megapot 10 Gallon Stainless Steel Brew Kettle
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May 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Pros: Distributes heat evenly and easy to clean.
Recommended? YesThis pot works very well. I have a stainless steel ball valve as well as a weldless thermometer attached to the brew pot. The inner core distributes heat like a charm and does not scorch the liquid gold on the inside. I paired this with a Bayou Classic 20psi pressure cooker to get things heated up. This also retains heat well for a short period of time; add a false bottom and it would be a great mash tun. Cleaning takes only time and PBW to bring it back to a nice, clean shine.
February 21, 2012 at 09:31 AM
Pros: Solid construction, sturdy handles
Recommended? YesGood brew pot, I own three of them for my brew setup. MLT is wrapped with insulation in order to maintain temp. Very happy with them.
October 16, 2011 at 09:19 PM
Pros: thick bottom , can do full boils
Cons: very heavy
Recommended? Yesgreat kettle for the price but is verrryyy heavy.
September 28, 2011 at 08:32 AM
Pros: Excellent quality. Sturdy, heavyweight stainless steel construction. Plenty of room to contain 5-gallon batches.
Cons: Not really a con, but pot has a higher boil-off rate than a pot that is smaller in diameter.
Recommended? YesI purchased this kettle from Northern Brewer. The kettle comes packed in a box which says Polar Ware BrewRite and the kettle has Polar Ware stamped on its bottom. Northern Brewer confirmed to me that this pot is in fact made by Polar Ware.
With that out of the way, on to my review. I am very impressed with the quality of this kettle. It's built like a tank - very sturdy construction. It's dimensions are 13" tall and 17" diameter. This is a bit on the large side diameter-wise, and because of the large surface area of the boiling wort there is a greater rate of boil-off than than a pot with a smaller surface area. Not a bad thing - just something that needs to be planned for when figuring the quantity of water needed for your boil. I also purchased mine with Northern Brewer's weldless Kettle Valve Kit and a weldless Blichmann Brewmometer. I chose to install them myself because, well - that's just what I like to do. Installation was straightforward, using a step-bit in my drill press. No leaks. I brewed my first beer with it yesterday and couldn't be more pleased with it. Since I don't ever plan on brewing batches larger than 5 gallons, this is the perfect size, and judging by the way it's built - it'll last a lifetime.