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Old 05-06-2009, 05:18 PM   #1
pksmitty
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Hoping to brew my first batch this weekend!

Can I use my wife's 5 gallon SS pot that she makes soup, chili, etc in or do I need to have a dedicated brew pot?

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Old 05-06-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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yes you can...!!! just rinse any soap residue away!

but you'll want a dedicated 10 gallon pot before too long...


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Old 05-06-2009, 05:24 PM   #3
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As long as it doesn't smell like soup or chili you will be fine. I'd give it a nice scrub down just in case.

When you start brewing more, you will probably want a dedicated brew pot though.

 
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:24 PM   #4
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My first couple of brews were made in my chile pot. I wanted to do bigger boils so I cleaned the peanut oil out of my turkey fryer pot and used that. All have been good beers.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:20 PM   #5
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if you're going to do a full boil, be careful. 5 gallons will likely boil over and create a huge mess. if you're brewing in the kitchen, that could make for a swift end to the hobby - fear the SWMBO!

 
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:41 PM   #6
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Get some Fermcap-S. Boilovers will be a thing of the past.

 
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:40 AM   #7
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As everyone has stated, just clean it well. I know it is not a necessity but I always sanitize my brewpot. I can't wait to get a 10 gal. I've been doing close to 5 gal boils, about 4.75. but due to the evaporation I always keep a small pot of boiling water to keep the boil as high as possible.
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:43 AM   #8
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I just went to a 10 gal kettle.
I wish I would have a long time ago....full boil is nice



 
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