5g SS pot
Cooking on electric stove
Chilling wort in a water bath in my sink, takes about 30-40min to get to pithing temp.
Extract brewer, partial boil, 5g batches.
I'm looking to upgrade my setup to something I will be content with for a while. I tried a propane turkey fryer...once. Hated it. ****ty aluminum pot, and it wasn't good enough for me.
I want to have the ability to do AG/BIAB batches with a full 5g boil.
I want to brew outside with a propane burner.
I need to chill the wort quickly, without a pump.
I will shop around for the best prices, but here is the basic runthrough.
Here's what I'm looking at:
I want to go stainless. The lesser efficiency won't bother me much, since my ground water is super cold here in WA state. I feel SS will be cleaner and it looks nice
Have thrown around the idea of a plate chiller, gravity fed. May be overkill for 5g batches, and more difficult to clean.
This pot seems to have all I need. And all SS. This one is a 16g, but they also produce a 10g. Would a 10g be big enough for BIAB for high OG beers? 1.070+? More grain=more room/water, right?
Blichman. 'Nuff said.
So. What do the more experienced think of this set-up? I would love to hear some feedback. Good choices? Bad? Experience with any/all of the products? Other recomendations? Am I an idiot? IDK. I am still pretty new to this, but I can't get enough. Pure obsession at this point.
If you managed to read this whole post, I thank you. Sorry for the novel