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Old 11-03-2011, 08:50 AM   #11
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Just bought a 60qt aluminum Brinkmann pot at Home Depot for $78, free shipping. Full boil 10 gal batches, here I come! I would definitely go large if you plan to stick with brewing at all. Post after post on here shows how many people constantly tinker & upgrade... Seems almost unavoidable for many.

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:54 AM   #12
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When I started brewing 4 years ago, I bought a cheap Proctor-Silex 30 qt. SS pot from, $40 shipped on sale, to go along with my Midwest brewing kit. I'm still using it. It's got thin metal, and has some dings around the bottom edge by now, works. For me, this is about the minimum size pot to do full 6.5 gal. AG boils. With that much liquid in there, it comes to within about 2 inches of the top. Boilovers would be a problem except for a handy product called Fermcap-S. Six drops at the start of the boil, and no worries. I have no plans to upgrade to a bigger pot......that would only happen if I would make the jump to 10 gallon batches, and I don't see that happening.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:46 AM   #13
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I'd err on the side of a bigger pot. A 40qt pot can not only be used for beer but shrimp and lobster boils that can be eaten with delicious homebrew.
Άσε τα μουρμουρίσματα κάτσε μπύρα να πιούμε
μες την ζωη οι προστριβές σε βάσανα θα βγούνε

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Old 05-25-2016, 01:10 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by KingMalaka View Post
I'd err on the side of a bigger pot. A 40qt pot can not only be used for beer but shrimp and lobster boils that can be eaten with delicious homebrew.
Good advice. Hope it's not too late. This thread died 4-1/2 years ago.

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Old 05-25-2016, 06:07 AM   #15
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lol I use the turkey fryer pot that came with my burner. Basket is great for blanching 2 dozen ears of sweet corn for freezing!

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