Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Brew Kettle for all grain
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-26-2011, 02:00 AM   #1
Grossy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 488
Liked 143 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default Brew Kettle for all grain

I want to start doing 10 gallon all grain batches.

I was thinking that I would need a 20 gallon kettle. I know, a 15 gallon would probably work, but why get 15 gallon when you can get a 20 gallon right?

My concern is the valve. I have heard that some people have had problems with burning their valves up, because the valve is to close to the burner.

Is this a real problem?

Should I get the valve placed up high on the kettle, and use a dip tube?

Anything here I am over looking?

Thanks,
Grossy


__________________
.
Northfarthing Brewery
Grossy Proudfoot, Proprietor

"That was proper 1420, that was."
- Old Gaffer at the Bywater Inn
Grossy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 05:19 AM   #2
outside92129
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
outside92129's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 1,224
Liked 63 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

All you have to do is have some sort of flame shield below the valve (and thermometer/sight glass). Some folks just use aluminum foil, other use sheet metal, i have some plate welded to the brew stand where the plasticy bits go.
outside92129 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brew-in-a-Bag Brew Kettle Opinions? TopherM Equipment/Sanitation 9 05-22-2011 01:48 PM
Which brew kettle should I buy? Iceman6409 Equipment/Sanitation 19 09-30-2010 06:16 PM
To buy or not to buy.....brew kettle beanbagg Equipment/Sanitation 14 08-06-2010 03:38 PM
What is the minimum size kettle for all grain boils? mangine77 Equipment/Sanitation 28 11-14-2008 09:13 PM
(2) KETTLE all grain system The Pol Equipment/Sanitation 3 05-18-2008 01:39 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS