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Old 10-03-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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I just ordered a really nice $300 homebrew starter kit from AHS but I dont have a stockpot yet. Since Im just getting started I dont want to spend that much on one yet, but I also dont want to buy a piece of junk so please help me decide between these two..

First is a bayou classic 24 qt found here.
http://www.bayouclassicoutlet.com/10...-lid-1024.html

Second is one on amazon 20 qt commercial grade with 3 ply bottom
http://www.amazon.com/Professional-C...words=stockpot

Or if anyone knows where to get a better pot than the mentioned for the same price let me know.. Thank You

 
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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I paid $38 for my brewers best 20 quart SS at my LHBS
OK for the partial boils I have been doing.

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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Assuming you have a heat source capable of heating five gallons of water, go with the 24 quart pot. A nice boil has a way of boiling over quickly, especially if you have just added extract, and you do not want to have to clean up that mess. A bigger pot will let you do full boils with a little room to spare.

A few weeks ago, I was at a Wal-Mart with a grocery department, and I saw large stock pots near the Mexican food aisle for sale, presumably for steaming tamales. They were at least six gallons, and being sold for $25. It probably wouldn't be as nice as the other pots, but it might be worth a trip to Wal Mart.

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Assuming you have a heat source capable of heating five gallons of water, go with the 24 quart pot. A nice boil has a way of boiling over quickly, especially if you have just added extract, and you do not want to have to clean up that mess. A bigger pot will let you do full boils with a little room to spare.

A few weeks ago, I was at a Wal-Mart with a grocery department, and I saw large stock pots near the Mexican food aisle for sale, presumably for steaming tamales. They were at least six gallons, and being sold for $25. It probably wouldn't be as nice as the other pots, but it might be worth a trip to Wal Mart.

I have a Natural Gas stove top is that enough to boil 5 gallons? And unfortunately I dont have a Wal Mart near me like that no super wal marts in driving distance just regular stores and they have porcelain coated steel pots..

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:07 AM   #5
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Well after calculating shipping on these cheaper pots and realizing I can get a better pot for $15-$20 more I decided to go with a megapot 8 gallon. Should give me plenty of room, durable and work better than the pots mentioned earlier and I can add a ball valve and thermometer later if I want..

I just wish I would have realized this when I placed my order earlier with AHS, it would have been included in the 4.99 shipping so I will have to pay it again. Oh well.. Thx for the help, I think I will be happier with this pot.

 
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Well after calculating shipping on these cheaper pots and realizing I can get a better pot for $15-$20 more I decided to go with a megapot 8 gallon. Should give me plenty of room, durable and work better than the pots mentioned earlier and I can add a ball valve and thermometer later if I want..

I just wish I would have realized this when I placed my order earlier with AHS, it would have been included in the 4.99 shipping so I will have to pay it again. Oh well.. Thx for the help, I think I will be happier with this pot.
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