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Old 03-04-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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I'm looking to purchase a brew kettle to do my extract brewing. But I'm not sure of the size I want. It would be easer and cheaper to just get a 20qt ss pot to do 2.5-3 gal boils then add the remainder to get 5 gal. On the other hand, should I get a bigger pot to do full boils? Is it better to do full boils for extract?



 
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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A full boil for better hop utilization. But you'll be hard pressed to bring 6+ gallons to boil on a stove top.



 
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:43 AM   #3
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A full boil for better hop utilization. But you'll be hard pressed to bring 6+ gallons to boil on a stove top.
Yeah that's the issue I have. I have glass top stove but I could get a burner from my moms deep fryer kit. I'm selling my house to move to Denver so most likely will be in a small apartment which might not allow me to have a gas stove. Guess ill have to just stick with the small boils

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:11 AM   #4
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Go 10 gallon at least. You can get an aluminum winware stockpot for 40$ on amazon. It is plenty of room and you can grow in the future.

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:29 AM   #5
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:53 PM   #6
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Nice! Can't wait to get out there, the plan is by the end of summer 13



 
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