I have been using a 7.5 stainless steel pot for a couple years now to brew 5 gallon batches. However, since then I've got myself into all-grain brewing, and I'm having a blast. Actually, I've been enjoying it so much I decided to buy a new gas burner and a new pot to brew 10/15 gallon batches.
The only concern I have is the size/shape of the pot I'm currently looking at. It's specs:
- 82 qt.
- 18 3/4" diameter
- 17" height
- 304 Stainless Steel, 18 gauge thickness.
I plan on installing a ball valve and a thermometer as well. So my question is whether or not this pot will work for a.) 10/15 gal batches, and b.) will be thick enough for a spigot and thermometer.
edit: Also, with the pot having such a low w*h ratio, will this cause more boil-off? In that case, which ratio would be the most efficient for a 10/15 gallon batch?