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Old 07-09-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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I have been looking for a 7-8 gallon pot for awhile. The question I have is there a difference in quality compared to price. The cheapest I have found is at Austin brewing for an 8 gallon for $55. Should I buy it or is there a better one around for new brewers?

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Old 07-10-2009, 12:02 AM   #2
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Are you looking for stainless or aluminum?
I just bought a 60qt (15 Gallon) aluminum pot from here Stock Pots : Discount Stock Pots at Wares Direct Discount Restaurant, Janitorial and Office Supplies The shipping was a little high, around $40, but it is an oversized item. Still a good deal in my opinion.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:03 AM   #3
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Scroll down to the bottom. 30qt (7.5gal) Medium weight stock pot $32.99

Heavy weight is better and will last longer. If you are having fun homebrewing so far, it'll be worth the extra money in the long run to buy the heavy weight, the pot will last a lot loooooonger. Dont forget to consider shipping charges..
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:39 AM   #4
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It is stainless and shipping is is flat 7.95. I want to go stainless because of off metallic flavors I'm getting, and I think its my pressure cooker lol.

 
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:14 AM   #5
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I just bought a turkey deep fryer to brew outside on propane for 99.99 that came with a 30 QT. pot... great deal!!!!

 
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:32 PM   #6
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It is stainless and shipping is is flat 7.95. I want to go stainless because of off metallic flavors I'm getting, and I think its my pressure cooker lol.
SS is nicer than aluminum but aluminum wont cause off flavors as long as the oxide layer (dark discoloration) is left intact.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:46 PM   #7
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I have been looking for a 7-8 gallon pot for awhile. The question I have is there a difference in quality compared to price. The cheapest I have found is at Austin brewing for an 8 gallon for $55. Should I buy it or is there a better one around for new brewers?

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I would seriously consider stepping up to the 40 qt for another $15. That should be big enough to handle just about any 5 gal batch you throw at it.

But before we go that far down this road, are you sure it's you're pot leaving metallic tastes in your beer? Have a good oxide layer in your current pot? (I'm assuming your pressure cooker is Al) I boil in a 30 qt Al pot ($20 at a local sporting goods store) and get no Aluminum tastes in my beer. I thought I was, but then the beer aged another week or two and it went away.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:07 PM   #8
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I think that's what causing the flavor, but I may be wrong. If you guys are saying al is fine, then can you recommend a place to buy a pot?

 
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:52 PM   #9
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Ditto the above advice. I shopped hard for my stockpot and ended up with Austin's 10 gal. stainless, it's the best bang for your buck. If you've outgrown a 5 gal, you might as well just get a 10.

 
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:55 PM   #10
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I got a 6gal and 8gal aluminum stock pot from Instawares Restaurant Supply Store, Shop for Restaurant Equipment for like $55 shipped free, orders over $50 shipped free.

 
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