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Old 01-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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I just recently got a 5 gallon all grain cooler system and now I need to get a bigger brew kettle. I can't decide between a 32 quart or 40 quart. My initial thought is the 32q may be too small. Any advice?

 
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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I just bought a 40 even though I first was planning on a 32. I was planning to do BIAB and you need the space. You may not need it for a cooler system as the grains aren't in the pot and those take up space.

 
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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If you can afford it, get the bigger one.

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:21 AM   #4
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I just got a 10 gal. I say go with it for your five gallon batches if you can afford it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:15 AM   #5
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Quote:
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I just recently got a 5 gallon all grain cooler system and now I need to get a bigger brew kettle. I can't decide between a 32 quart or 40 quart. My initial thought is the 32q may be too small. Any advice?
Price them out. You may be able to get our 40qt for the price of the 32qt.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:08 AM   #6
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I would not go with something less than 40 quart. I have a 60 quart in which I do five gallon batches -- love it. So, I will say what many others on the forum have said, go bigger if you can afford it. It will pay off in the long run.

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Old 01-31-2012, 02:09 PM   #7
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Bigger is better. 10 gallons is the minimum I'd want to buy for an upgrade.

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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Don't think I've ever read a post where someone said "I should have bought the smaller pot"

Assuming 5 gallon batches, you're going to be around 7 gallons pre-boil.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:52 PM   #9
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40 is a nice size...decent value linked below IMO considering only $41 and a click away from your door.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thunder-Grou...item3a623ddbef

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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I just picked up a 40 quart on amazing for 50 bux shipped (aluminum). I think the price difference for the 32 and 40 was a few dollars.

 
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