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Old 04-09-2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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I do 5 gallon batches. I have a 5,8 and 20 gal pots. The 20 gallon doesn't have a drain and thus a pia to work with but it never boils over. Was thinking about investing in a good 10 gal like a boilmaker vs putting drainage valve on 20 gal. What size pots do you guys use and what do you wish you had.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:08 AM   #2
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Use a 10 , wish for a 20 now.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:22 AM   #3
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Use a 10 , wish for a 20 now.
Totally.

It might be more expensive, but if you're buying a really high quality pot get it big, only cry once that way. It's a consideration that is creating a 2 year delay in pimping out and completing my electric brewery, but I know once I replace my trashy 50L keggles with Blichmann's 20Gal pots I'm set for life... Homebrewing that is.
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Totally.

It might be more expensive, but if you're buying a really high quality pot get it big, only cry once that way. It's a consideration that is creating a 2 year delay in pimping out and completing my electric brewery, but I know once I replace my trashy 50L keggles with Blichmann's 20Gal pots I'm set for life... Homebrewing that is.
Yup. Have rebought too many things because existing being too small or low quality.
Never!! Always new toys to buy.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:59 AM   #5
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I think you guys have sold me on the 10 gal. Does the standard blichmann come with the valve and do you guys recommend any accessories ( hop blocker)
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:34 AM   #6
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Put a valve on the 20gal for ~$30 and put the $300 you save towards something else
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:42 AM   #7
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I read a bunch of post on it but worried that I will screw up a good pot. I will stop by the local welding shop to see if anyone wants to do it for me.
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Is the pot stainless or aluminum? I don't trust welding shops. We've heard of too many hack jobs that ruin a perfectly good kettle
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It's a tough material to work with but in my opinion not worth spending $300 when you already have a nice 20gal
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