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Old 01-31-2009, 04:02 AM   #1
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Default Stovetop all grain.

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?


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Old 01-31-2009, 04:15 AM   #2
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my problem with the graniteware pots isn't the thinness of the bottom but trather how wide they are in relation to the height and capacity. i have 5g pot that i have to straddle over 2 burners to bring to a boil, i have a 7.5g TF pot that one burner doesn't have a problem boiling 6.5-7g in,did it mon nite since it was colder than hell out here.


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my problem with the graniteware pots isn't the thinness of the bottom but trather how wide they are in relation to the height and capacity. i have 5g pot that i have to straddle over 2 burners to bring to a boil,
I had that problem too. Does a taller narrower pot solve that problem? If so I may invest in a single pot. I have one high BTU burner and was surprised that I had to straddle to burners for the wort.

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TF=turkey fryer


the taller pot definitly seemed to boil easier and quicker
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Gotcha. That should have been obvious.

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Thanks. I'll need to to a little math to see what shapes might fit the space available.


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