I'd like to try an all grain batch using the stovetop method illustrated by Deathbrewer http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/easy...ng-pics-90132/
My stainless steel stock pots are way too small for this. Before investing in new stock pots I have a possible alternative. I have two large Graniteware pots similar to this. Amazon.com: Graniteware 13 Inch x 11.5 Inch Corn Pot: Home & Garden
. Graniteware is a a very thin metal pot with an enamel coating (a giant crab pot).
I know my Graniteware can hold 5 gallons of water plus headroom because I made a partial extract IPA in one. Shortly into the boil I realized the DME or extract was sticking to the bottom of the pot. I split the batch in half and boiled in two heavier stainless pots. I haven't tried to use the graniteware since.
I'm wondering if the problem was the thin metal or the DME/Extract sinking to the bottom and burning before going into solution. Would it be possible to use these pots for all grain?