Kettle - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Kettle

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-04-2005, 01:24 AM   #1
swh127
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
State College, PA
Posts: 36


Ok my last question for now. I just purchased a 6 gallon aluminum kettle. Is there anything wrong with aluminum or should I return it for a stainless steel?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2005, 01:39 AM   #2
vtfan99
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jun 2005
Williamsburg, Va
Posts: 361
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


There is nothing wrong with aluminum....its just a matter of personal preference. One thing I would question is your choice of the 6 gallon size. If you are making 5 gallon batches and you want to do full wort boils, you will need at least a 7.5 gallon pot. If you are doing partial wort boils then 6 gallons almost seems too big. Its like, if you want to upgrade to full wort from partial wort, then you're only buying a slightly larger kettle. Return it and spring for a larger pot....just my opinion.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2005, 04:26 PM   #3
JillC25
 
JillC25's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
NJ
Posts: 133

Maybe this will help:

http://byo.com/mrwizard/1019.html

I think you just have to be careful with your cleaning substances....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 12:33 AM   #4
swh127
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
State College, PA
Posts: 36

thanks for the advice.

I am thinking of getting http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...370#long_descr

does anyone see a problem with using that for my main kettle or should I invest in a higher quality kettle?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 01:17 AM   #5
Kephren
 
Kephren's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2005
Reno, NV
Posts: 215
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I used one of those for years. Worked pretty good, but boiled over pretty easy. Just have to watch it. I recently upgraded to a 50Q aluminum pot I got at a restaurant supply store for about $50
__________________
The best way to store malt is to combine it with water, hops and yeast... -Charlie Papazian

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 11:48 AM   #7
swh127
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
State College, PA
Posts: 36

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kephren
I used one of those for years. Worked pretty good, but boiled over pretty easy. Just have to watch it. I recently upgraded to a 50Q aluminum pot I got at a restaurant supply store for about $50
Which restaurant supply store did you buy that at? Is it online?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2005, 10:44 PM   #8
Kephren
 
Kephren's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2005
Reno, NV
Posts: 215
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by swh127
Which restaurant supply store did you buy that at? Is it online?
It's called Resco in Reno. I don't know if they have an online store. It is a pretty big company with stores in California also.
__________________
The best way to store malt is to combine it with water, hops and yeast... -Charlie Papazian

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2005, 02:31 AM   #9
OtherWhiteMeat
Recipes 
 
Aug 2005
Rochester, MN
Posts: 162
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Is there a benifit of doing full wort boils? Or does it just depend on the recipie. Ive only made one batch so far but the book of recipies that ive got shows all worts at like 2 gals.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2005, 02:44 AM   #10
vtfan99
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jun 2005
Williamsburg, Va
Posts: 361
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


If you want to do all grain batches you will need to do full wort boils.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what to do with a 60 gal kettle? jfish63 Equipment/Sanitation 13 06-29-2009 05:13 PM
How big a kettle? bringitonhome Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 05-07-2008 08:53 PM
possible kettle? bjdetwiler Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 4 03-01-2008 03:58 PM
Turkey Fryer Kettle for Boil Kettle? SenorWanderer General Techniques 3 09-06-2007 07:52 PM
ISO 30+Qt kettle Staem Equipment/Sanitation 24 10-21-2006 02:33 AM


Forum Jump