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Old 02-21-2012, 01:58 AM   #1
TheKramer89
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Feb 2012
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Hey everybody. This'll be my first "real" brew after doing a few Mr. Beers. I decided I'd like to get into brewing a little more, so I ordered this Starter Kit:http://www.brockshomebrew.com/cgi/co...action&key=222
with the optional glass carboy.

Could you guys recommend to me a good 10 gallon stockpot (for a 5-gallon batch) that's relatively low-priced? I've heard some people say they aren't crazy about aluminum, so preferably stainless steel (or whatever you all think is good). I'd like to keep it under $100, if possible. Also, i just have a glass stove top, so should i use a propane burner instead?

Thanks a lot.



 
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:19 AM   #2
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Farmhousebrewingsupply.com sells a 10gal stainless no frills pot with markings for 69 bucks. Pick up some bulk hops while you are ordering. If you want it outfitted check out spike brewing. Good luck



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Old 02-21-2012, 02:31 AM   #3
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honestly I really like my aluminum pot and drilling it to mount spigots was easy. you probably will want to use a propane burner rather than an electric stove. only catch with aluminum pots is you should fill it and boil water in it for an hour to create an oxide layer on the pot kinda like seasoning a paella pan. after that you should be good to go. no issues with mine through my first couple of brews

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:35 AM   #4
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Ditto on the AL pot - I got mine for next to nothing on eBay with a lid. Look for NSF markings on it and do boil with H2O first. Little known fact is AL conducts heat much better than SS, and it's so easy drilling to add accessories...

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:36 AM   #5
TheKramer89
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Would it be crazy to just get a big Turkey fryer? Sometimes those go for like $50 including a burner.

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:40 AM   #6
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Quote:
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Would it be crazy to just get a big Turkey fryer? Sometimes those go for like $50 including a burner.
Walmart has a turkey fryer set for 34 dollars right now. I got it. It has burner. 30 qt pot. Lid, thermometer. It is a great set.

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:47 AM   #7
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If you have an Academy Sports nearby you can find a 42 quart Aluminum pot with strainer basket for $50 bucks. They also have a square propane burner that this would fit on nicely for another $30 bucks. I got the pot today and actually could get a good rolling boil on my glass stovetop. The downside it only took 1.5 hours to reach said rolling boil. So a propane burner is necessary IMO.

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:49 AM   #8
TheKramer89
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Walmart has a turkey fryer set for 34 dollars right now. I got it. It has burner. 30 qt pot. Lid, thermometer. It is a great set.
would 30qt be enough for a 5 gallon batch?

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:55 AM   #9
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Quote:
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would 30qt be enough for a 5 gallon batch?
I just made a 5 gallon batch full boil with it. It could be bigger but worked.

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:06 AM   #10
TheKramer89
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http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1
How about that? It's got a spout and a thermometer



 
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