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Old 12-18-2012, 02:39 AM   #1
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I have a blichmann burner with the leg extensions. I am hoping to buy a new pot in a few weeks. I am looking at a 15 gallon or a 20 gallon like the ones northern brewer sells. NB lists the 20 gallon as 21" across (dia). The blichmann burner has these pot catch things that I guess only go up to 20" across. An email to blichmann confirmed this.

Has anyone used a pot with a 21" diameter on a blichmann burner? Did you modify it? remove the catches? any ideas?

I was really hoping for a 20, but I may just have to settle for a 15 or look at a different brand.

 
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:44 AM   #2
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I have a top tier and don't even use the guides. You could always take them off

 
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:47 AM   #3
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I have a top tier and don't even use the guides. You could always take them off
I have two 20 gal and a 30 gal. By all means for the price difference go with the 20 gal, you'll be much happier in the long run.

 
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:26 AM   #4
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If you are talking about the 20g megapot from NB. I have that exact same setup, and it fits perfectly with no modifications. My brewpot actually measure 20.5" at the top where the lip is roller outward. It tapers in a little on the bottom.

 
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:28 AM   #5
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These posts are exactly what I hope to hear. Thanks all of you. I'm pretty sure it's the same pot that NB uses, so it should work. If not, I'll skip using the guides. Cheers!

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:52 PM   #6
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If you are getting the 20 gal, u might as well get the 25 gal. Its like only marginally more, and 2 inch taller, same width.
The two inch just saves boil overs.

"Megapots" are manufactured in china and their generic name is sps-XXX(where XXX is number of QTS.(25 gal is sps-100, 20 gal is sps-80 etc). They are widely distributed across the world to cooking stores. Northern brewer adds the weldless fitting and calls it a megapot. If you dont want a weldless fitting, I would go with a regular cooking equipment distributor. Search for sps-100 stainless on google. Here is the best price I found after 10 seconds of searching, but a better price probably exists. http://www.peoplesrestaurantequipco....art-stock-pot/

I bought my sps-100 locally here in london ontario canada for 183 plus tax at Storey Auctions. They gave me a sweet deal!

These pots are amazing pots, which ever you choose im sure you wont be disappointed.

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #7
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Throw the "pot catch" in a drawer.... you don't need them.
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