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Old 10-06-2012, 01:35 AM   #1
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I am brand new to brewing and plan on starting my first batch in the morning. My problem is that when I got the starter kit as a gift I did not get a 5 gallon pot with it. Can I use 2 different pots that would total 5 gallons? I have 2, 22qt pots that I could use. Idea's? Minus the obvious buy a bigger pot which I cant afford yet.

Thanks for the help and sorry for the dumb question.

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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What kind of kit did you get? A lot of extract kits only do a partial boil, about 3 gallons and top up with water to 5 gallons in your fermentation vessel.

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:44 AM   #3
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I have a true brew equipment kit. Would boil over still be an issue? I don't expect this batch to be amazing being as it is my first but want to give it my best go.

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:50 AM   #4
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You have a 22qt pot? Isn't that a little over 5 gallons?

Like already mentioned, if it's an extract w/grains kit you probably aren't boiling much more than 3 gallons anyway.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:51 AM   #5
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As far as boil over, I never had a problem with it on my stove because it never got hot enough. Once I started using a turkey fryer it became a problem but all you have to do is take it off the heat when it starts to foam up, or you can use an anti foam agent like Fermcap-s or similar product.
The kit question was did you buy an ingredient kit?

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:55 AM   #6
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Sorry I miswrote. I have 2 pots totaling 22. 14 & 8.

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:56 AM   #7
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Yes I don't really know your finances but Walmart has aluminum pots - 4 gallon for 14.99. I've made three brews with mine and it works awesome. Might be worth a shot until you can afford a big pot with a thermometer and valve on it

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:58 AM   #8
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I have the wheat beer by brewers best.

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:18 AM   #9
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I have the wheat beer by brewers best.
Have you checked the instructions yet? How much water does it tell you to boil?
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:25 AM   #10
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When using an aluminum pot you are supposed to take care to condition it by boiling water in it for awhile and not scrubbing the residue off.

 
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