Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Brew pot size
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
berger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Va
Posts: 29
Default Brew pot size

Hey, what size brew pot should a newbie start with? Would a SS 9gal pot be ok for a 5 gal. full boil batch. If I started to do all grain down the road, would that do? I noticed a 9 gal pot from adventures in home brewing? Any opinion on that brew pot? I am looking into this hobby of home brewing. Thanks for any advice.
Cheers,
Berger


berger is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
DarthMalt
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Highland Mills, NY
Posts: 314
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

A 9 gal pot is more than enough room for a 5gal extract batch and, I would say, a safe bet for a comparable sized all grain batch. You could always scale the recipe down slightly to fit your system. I started with a 7.5gal pot for extract and it was perfect.


DarthMalt is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
tre9er
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,372
Liked 238 Times on 197 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

9g would be great for 99.9% of the all-grain 5g batch recipes you'll make. I had 8g and it was close boiling at times, but I made it out ok.
__________________
_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
tre9er is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 07:10 PM   #4
sweed
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Salem, NH
Posts: 961
Liked 112 Times on 94 Posts
Likes Given: 34

Default

If you use a turkey frier burner, then go for the 9 Gal, otherwise it may be a little big on the stove , and you'll only need to boil 2.5- 3 gallons for extract. It's tough to get more than that to boil on an electric stove. I think I have a 5 gallon ss pot? plenty big for now. I got it for free, so it was an easy decision
sweed is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 07:11 PM   #5
billl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,107
Liked 322 Times on 269 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

9 gallons would be great.

Most extract recipes are "partial boil." That means you only boil part of the water and then add the rest at the end. You can get away with a 5 gallon pot for that method.

If you want to do a full boil, you'll need to start out with around 7 gallons. That will fit easily in a 9 gallon pot with enough room for stirring and boiling.
billl is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
tre9er
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,372
Liked 238 Times on 197 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweed View Post
If you use a turkey frier burner, then go for the 9 Gal, otherwise it may be a little big on the stove
Good point. Use propane or install a few elements.
__________________
_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
tre9er is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 07:12 PM   #7
berger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Va
Posts: 29
Default

Thanks for the info. I do have a turkey fryer. I would not use the 30qt alum pot, I would think I would get off flavors from the oil.

cheers,
berger


berger is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What size brew pot abbysdad2006 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 07-26-2012 12:21 AM
Brew pot size? OlRed Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 04-13-2011 02:16 PM
Brew Pot Size tkdjr1186 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 31 02-02-2011 04:28 AM
What size brew pot to get? mtbiker278 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 25 01-09-2011 03:38 PM
Brew Pot Size HossTheGreat Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 04-02-2009 01:59 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS