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Old 06-19-2013, 02:01 AM   #1
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Hey gang, was wondering which is better for stovetop brewing 3 gal AG batches and which would actually heat faster?

1)a smaller pot(5-6 gal) that can only fit on one burner
2)a larger pot(8-10 gal) that can span across 2 burners

for people that have used both.. wondering if the 2 burner larger kettle can actually heat faster due to the extra heat? Although the smaller kettle has a smaller metal bottom to heat up..

Just want to be heading in the right direction when I look for a new kettle!

 
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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For 3 gallon batches, a 6 gallon should be enough...I say 1 burner.
"2 burner" pots are typically quite large, overkill for 3 gallons IMO.

 
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Wilserbrewer! Basically what I was thinking as well.

The next item to figure out is the great debate.. SS vs aluminum... I'm wondering how much faster a AL pot would heat up 4 gals on my NG stove vs SS?
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