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Old 09-24-2012, 07:49 AM   #1
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I recently was given a 1 gallon recipe kit. While reading the instructions I realized I need to get a bigger brewing kettle. I am on a very tight budget, and would like a 20 quart kettle (5 gallons) but will settle for a anything that will make a 2 gallon batch. Any suggestions on places, or websites that will cost $25 to $30.


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Old 09-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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If its an extract and steeping grains I used to use a 3gallon pot before I went all grain steep the grains in 1.5gallons. Remove grains sparge(rinse) the grains with 1/2 gallon 170F water. Add extract to the now approx. 2 gallons bring to boil. After your boil is finished rack to fermenter and top off with water to desired volume.


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Old 09-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #3
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Check out your local kitchen supply store, you should be able to get a decent 5gal+ Alu pot for around $40, also worth checking Craigslist for restaurant sales etc.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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Does it matter if its stainless steel, or aluminum?
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #5
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With canning season just finished in some areas you may want to try kijiji. Hardware stores can also have dent and scratch pricing on big, thin SS pots. They dent easily but work great. I picked one up for half price a while back.

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Does it matter if its stainless steel, or aluminum?
Cue Pandora. That's a very contentious issue on many food and brew forms. What the answers collectively lack in clarity they more than make up in polarity.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:19 AM   #6
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walmart/old time pottery have 20 qt aluminum pots for under 25


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