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Old 03-08-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
Beaudoin
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I'm looking to buy a brew kettle, and I need some advice.

I have two 6 gal carboys that I use to brew my beer. I'm looking to do an all grain brew in a bag method for my next brew. I'm just wondering how big of a brew pot I should get. My options are 9 gal, 15 gal and 19 gal.

I'm thinking 15 gal to account for the initial water volume at 160 F with 10 lbs of grain?



 
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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15 minimum!,

If you are indoors on a stove though be sure your range can boil that amount of wort.


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Old 03-08-2013, 01:24 AM   #3
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How would I know much my range can boil that much wort?

I have a regular electric range. Do you think it's powerful enough?

 
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:36 AM   #4
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I BIAB in a Bayou Classic 42 qt. I've done 5 gal. batches with 20 lbs. of grain. I wish I had at least a 15 gallon, so had the option of 10 gallon batches, But I also use a propane burner outdoors. I don't think my electric stove could handle my kettle. You could always build a couple heatsticks as a temporary solution.

 
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:39 AM   #5
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I would suggest upgrading to a burner

You should be able to brew 5 gal biab in a 10 gallon
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:49 AM   #6
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Bayou Classic has a 44 qt pot that's pretty reasonable. Should be able to handle most 5 gallon BIAB batches. Just bought one on Amazon for around $85.

 
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:54 AM   #7
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There's a 36qt KEttle with Burner for $80.99 here...this is what I was considering...not big enough??
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:10 AM   #8
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Thanks for the tips, but unfortunately Amazon.com does not deliver to Canada.

I really wish they did.

 
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:27 AM   #9
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Heres where I got mine, maybe you will have better luck with them in canada

When I bought mine they had a coupon code going that I found online for like 15% off
I went with the 15 gallon one

http://www.wayfair.com/Bayou-Classic...x-BAY1030.html
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:28 AM   #10
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I personally bought the one with the basket for possible use with turkets or to use as a biab setup to give the bag more support


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