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Old 05-26-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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I've got an option to buy a 15.5 keggle with proper hole for a valve for $75 or a 9 gal SS Bayou Classic Kettle for $50.
I am just moving to AG from extract. I have no more storage room right now to brew more than 5 gallon batches, and typically use my stovetop to start the boil then move outside to my Grill's sideburner. Thus far, this has worked awesome and have no reason to change. I'm assuming for a Keggle I'd need a stand alone burner, so thats a minus.
I'm looking for some guidance on which direction to go. Thanks.

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Old 05-26-2012, 09:33 PM   #2
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I would go with the keggle.

Yes, you'd have to buy a stand alone propane burner but the cost is minimal for a decent one. The keggle would give you the option to move to 10 gallon batches if you ever decide to.

 
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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I think you'd be safer with a stand alone burner either way. 9 gallons is a large pot to be moving hot. The 9 gallon pot may work better biab and keggle may look better all shined up so I think its a personal preference.

 
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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I think you'd be safer with a stand alone burner either way. 9 gallons is a large pot to be moving hot. The 9 gallon pot may work better biab and keggle may look better all shined up so I think its a personal preference.
Agreed on moving a 9 gallon pot full of hot wort.

Forgot to mention it in my reply but I thought that when I first read your post.

 
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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Keggle

For one thing, the extra space will come in handy when you decide to brew something bigger and want to boil off more. Or when you decide you just HAVE to brew 10 gallons of a recipe. They do look nice all shined up too.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #6
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:52 PM   #7
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Bigger is better. Plus less chance of a boil over with a 5 gallon batch.

 
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:15 PM   #8
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Pot...ur um I mean kettle. A nine gallon kettle is a better for where you are in your brewing than a keggle. For $50 you can always resell the SS kettle and get all if not most of your money back. Keep your eye out for a larger kettle, deals come and go...sorry, don't like keggles, especially not for 5 gallons.

 
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:26 PM   #9
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The kettle will be much lighter and easier to clean

The keggle is almost 30lbs and will for sure need a stand alone burner. I hate lugging the keggles around. They are so damn heavy!

Just my .02
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The kettle will be much lighter and easier to clean

The keggle is almost 30lbs and will for sure need a stand alone burner. I hate lugging the keggles around. They are so damn heavy!

Just my .02
I agree. I'd rather have a 15g kettle than my keggle.

But I'd rather have the keggle than than a 9g kettle, and that was the question.
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