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Old 12-06-2009, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default 13 gal pot too big for 5 gal batch?

Winco has 32 - 52 qt pots for <$40.
I asked the guy to get me a 40qt, but didnt realize I had a 52 till I got home. Is this too big for 5 gal batches? I'm planning on moving to full boils and some high gravity beers.


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Old 12-06-2009, 11:55 PM   #2
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There's no such thing as too big a pot! Mine is over 20 gallons and I do 10 and 5 gallon batches in it.


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Old 12-06-2009, 11:57 PM   #3
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Are you using a propane burner? Pot size and shape can be a consideration on a stove.
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Are you using a propane burner? Pot size and shape can be a consideration on a stove.
true dat....but that's not the pots fault is it?....
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:58 PM   #5
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Yes, I have a LP burner for outside.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:06 AM   #6
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What's the diameter/height?

As other's have said, too big is not a problem (I use a 15gal pot for 5gal full boil batches), but if it's short w/a large diameter, you'll need to compensate for a large loss during the boil.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:31 AM   #7
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It is a wide pot - almost as wide as it is tall. I'll be careful about evap loss. Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:23 AM   #8
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I have a ten gallon pot, and I still wish it was bigger! 13 gallons is awesome!
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I started out the the exact pot you are talking about 52qt from winco, always sold in the fall as a tamale pot. Last time I was there they were marked at $31.99 for the 52qt.

Mine is pretty beat up for the flames over the last year, the bottom is starting to chip away but it is cheap, what do you expect. It got me into all grain brewing
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Brew pot's are not like Vajayjay's. Bigger is ALWAYS better.


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