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Old 07-09-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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Default Burned through my kettle

So I think my kettle has met it demise.
As I was brewing the last thursday I noticed a small puddle on the ground before I started heating my mash water. Then I kept smelling burnt wort. Didnt think anything of the smell because I had a small boilover.
So I just tested it and yep, small burn through crack on the bottom of my kettle. Its about 1/2" long and just kinda seeps out liquid. Kinda pissed as I so do not have money for a ketttle. I could keep brewing with it but I risk have a complete failure and losing an entire batch.
Guess this is my chance to start saving for that 10 gallon stainless that I wanted.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:03 PM   #2
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I'd highly recommend a keggle.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:09 PM   #4
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I'd highly recommend a keggle.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:13 PM   #5
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You can try patching the crack with JB Weld. It is food safe and works at high heat.

Replace it, or make a keggle, when you have the funds.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:19 PM   #6
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JB Weld over an open flame??? The stuff can't possibly be that good can it?
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:23 PM   #7
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Just curious, what kind of kettle did you have?

I'd stupidly bought a paper-thin stainless steel kettle that is no longer safe for brewing.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:34 PM   #8
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JB Weld over an open flame??? The stuff can't possibly be that good can it?
JB Weld will withstand constant temp up to 300 C (572 F). This is written on the packaging. How hot does the flame get under the pot??
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Since there are alot of keggle people here, out of curiosity, why would you recommend a keggle over a good brew kettle such as More Beer's "B" kettles?
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Since there are alot of keggle people here, out of curiosity, why would you recommend a keggle over a good brew kettle such as More Beer's "B" kettles?

I think its mostly price making a keggle is a whole lot cheaper than most good 15 gallon brew pots. My keggles with valves and dip tubes cost me under $60 a piece and most good ss 15 gallon pots are over $200
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