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Old 04-13-2007, 08:38 PM   #1
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Im going to be getting into homebrewing pretty soon and I was looking for a brewpot, and I found one at Target and I just wanted to know if it would be acceptable for brewing. Here were the specifications on it.

8qt 18/10 .6mm

Im not sure if its big or thick enough, but it was only 20$ so it would save a bit of money. If anyone has any other suggestions please tell me. Thank you.

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:40 PM   #2
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Looks good for partial boil extract brewing (5 gallon batches). You'll probably want a bigger one for full boils at some point, but that one sounds like a winner to get you started, especially for the price.
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:44 PM   #3
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Ok thank you very much. I just needed something acceptable to get started, the move on to more advanced equipment.

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:01 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by spuddybuddy
Im going to be getting into homebrewing pretty soon and I was looking for a brewpot, and I found one at Target and I just wanted to know if it would be acceptable for brewing. Here were the specifications on it.

8qt 18/10 .6mm

Im not sure if its big or thick enough, but it was only 20$ so it would save a bit of money. If anyone has any other suggestions please tell me. Thank you.
8 quarts?

That's two gallons.

That's too small.

To do 2 1/2 - 3 gallon partial boils, I'd get a 16 quart pot.

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:13 PM   #5
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After reading the title of this thread, I thought we were talking about something else.

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:21 PM   #6
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After reading the title of this thread, I thought we were talking about something else.
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:28 PM   #7
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8 quarts?

That's two gallons.
You can certainly brew a 5 gallon batch in a 2 gallon pot, here's how (a version of "late extract addition"):

Add about 1/4 of the recipe's extract to the pot and run your boil/hops schedule, corrected for 1-1/2 gallons and low gravity. Put that into the fermenter. Add the rest of your extract and another 1-1/2 gallons of water to the pot, bring to a boil, and turn the heat off as soon as the foam subsides. Add that to the fermenter along with 2 gallons of cold top off water. Aerate well, cool to pitching temp, and pitch the yeast.
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:29 PM   #8
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I use(d) a crumpled soda can with some holes poked in it.
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:31 PM   #9
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Im going to be getting into homebrewing pretty soon and I was looking for a brewpot, and I found one at Target and I just wanted to know if it would be acceptable for brewing. Here were the specifications on it.

8qt 18/10 .6mm

Im not sure if its big or thick enough, but it was only 20$ so it would save a bit of money. If anyone has any other suggestions please tell me. Thank you.
I think you need something bigger even to do partial boils. I think you want to be able to fit 3 gal in the pot with room for boil up. I think 16-20qt pots are the best size for stove top boils. Luckily this is also the size for canning. You should be able to find ceramic coated canners for not much more and stainless steel canners for under $50. The SS canners are kind of light weight but they work well enough if you stir your extract in well with the heat off.
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:33 PM   #10
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You can certainly brew a 5 gallon batch in a 2 gallon pot..
I agree.

I just figured that if the pot hadn't been purchased yet, why not spend a little more and get the evening brew routine down to one boil.

I mean if your back is up against the wall...you could brew with a one quart sauce pan...

 
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