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Old 10-01-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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What size brew pot should I buy and from were? basically i think i want a turkey fryer that is stainless steel but can't find one online to order.

 
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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any 6 gallon (24 quart) pot will do. does not have to be stainless, aluminum is just fine.

6 gallon brew pot

6 gallon stock pot

Economy brew pot

these where very easy to find. goggle "6 gallon pot".

Reason: messed up on the links

 
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
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Be mindful of your heating capabilities.

I would really love to own a 6g brewpot, however my tiny little electric stove has enough trouble bringing 3g to a boil, so I am not able to do full boils just yet. Just something to think about.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:28 PM   #4
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however my tiny little electric stove has enough trouble bringing 3g to a boil
yea electric stoves are crappy that way. thats why i use an outdoor gas burner and propane.

out door burner

 
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:32 PM   #5
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It also depends on what you want to do. Do you just want to do partial boils or will you want to do full boils? Are you going to stick to 5 gallon batches or step it up to 10 or more?

If you are even thinking about full boils or all grain, then I'd suggest getting a slightly larger pot. I started off with a 5 gallon pot doing extract partial boils but recently switched to all grain and converted some kegs which I use for my brew kettle now. I do still use my 5 gallon pot for heating sparge water so it is possible and cost effective to start smaller.

 
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:34 PM   #6
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Just starting out myself and to do partial boil on my electric stove I just bought a 20 qt Food Network SS 18/8 gauge at Kolhs.com on sale for 44.99 - 30% off and free shipping so $31.50 delivered. You can google kohls coupons to find both codes.

 
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:34 PM   #7
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yea electric stoves are crappy that way. thats why i use an outdoor gas burner and propane.

out door burner
I wish I could invest in that - however I am stuck renting for now (and will be for a while) so not sure if Ill always be able to brew outside.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:19 PM   #8
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I use a Bass Pro Shops Turkey fryer kit/pot combo for ~$30. I use the 7.5 gallon aluminum pot for heating sparge water and boil in a Guinness keggle.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:23 PM   #9
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If you are going to do full boils on 5 gallon batches, I would get something larger than 6 gallons. I would shoot for 8 or 9 at a minimum and 10 if you can get it. In the long run you might want your volume into the fermenter to be 5.5 gallons instead of 5, and that means you would want a volume of 6.7 gallons or so into the boiler with enough head space to not worry about boilovers...
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:55 PM   #10
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I picked up a 20 qt. SS pot with lid at Old Time Pottery for $7.99 and tax. Unfortunately they didn't have anything bigger or I would have picked that up. For the whopping 8 bucks, I'll go back and pick up another one later, never hurts to have extra.

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