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Old 12-12-2011, 02:57 PM   #1
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I am planning to make the leap to all grain and need to get a larger brew kettle for 5 gal batches. I want to get a 32-36 qt kettle with a welded fitting for a ball valve. Should I get one with a second welded fitting for a temp gage? Thanks!


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Old 12-12-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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I say go for 2, it's usually not much more $ to have one with a second port.

9 Gallon Stainless Steel Pot with One Weld - 9 Gal Brew Pot
9 Gallon Stainless Steel Pot with Two Welds - 9 Gallon Brew Pot

Then again, if you find a great deal on a one-port, it's pretty easy to add a weldless fitting down the line with a step bit.


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Old 12-12-2011, 06:37 PM   #3
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That was my thought...in fact I was looking at the two weld kettle you attached. Have you used this kettle? It's the best deal I've been able to find.
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No, but I suggested it to a friend's wife to get him for Xmas, so I hope it's good. It's a good deal, anyway.
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I have this kettle. It's great. I went with the 2-weld and wonder how I ever brewed without a built-in thermometer. Makes hitting strike temps super easy, and watching the needle drop when chilling is fun.

Can't beat it for the price.

EDIT: I went with their generic 2" thermometer - I don't need to pay 30 bucks to have blichman tell me to sparge at 170.


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