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Old 12-11-2010, 07:49 AM   #1071
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I'd love to hear your thoughts too...I"m weighing the keggle/bayou classic question, too...
I can tell you about the 82qt pot. It is thicker than the 62qt, has a decent hard wall; although no as hard as a blichmann or polar ware pot but seems to me sturdy enough, the bottom is imo not as thick as the wall sides, the handles are riveted, I think it weights about 22 pounds. Overall a medium thickness pot with a lot of room to brew.

I got this pot because I wanted to brew 10 and even 15 gallons batches, I even emailed John Palmer before I bought it and he said it was fine to brew. I don't own or have any other Bayou Classic pots but I know that the 62 qt one has a smaller gauge thickness and I have not even seen a converted kegg so I can more or less compare. Either way my wife got me the pot for brewing and after seeing so many great looking Rigs here I thought either get 2 Beer kegs or 2 60qt or so stock pots to start my little project.

Imo you will get a good pot for brewing but not as good as a Blichmann or a Polar ware of course. If I had the money I'll be getting the Brew magic system or a kick ass Blichmann set up but hey I have to start somewhere.

You can check them out here: http://www.cozydays.com/search.asp?q...teel+stockpots



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Old 12-11-2010, 06:35 PM   #1072
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I've never seen a pot that was anywhere near as thick as a keggle. That's why I'd rather have pots, the keggles weigh a ton and a half.


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Old 12-11-2010, 08:27 PM   #1073
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I've never seen a pot that was anywhere near as thick as a keggle. That's why I'd rather have pots, the keggles weigh a ton and a half.
So do you think keggles will use or need more gas to boil wort than a stock pot?.

BTW the 82qt Bayou Classic pot don't have the bottom clad sandwich that other stockpots have.

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:01 PM   #1074
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I have no idea, but I bet the gas usage is negligible. Your efficiency will depend much more on your burner arrangement than the vessel itself.

Speculation ahead:
I think the bottom skirt may help to trap a pocket of hot air that will reduce waste heat that would otherwise wash over the sides of a pot. However with proper burner spacing, sizing, and flame adjustment, a pot can be just as if not more efficient, but I guess that the skirt gives some forgiveness with poorly setup burners.

Oh and with a thin liquid like wort, you don't need the clad bottom.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:34 PM   #1075
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Did my first autosparge batch today. That thing is the bees knees. If you have been thinking $50 was not worth it... Suck it up.


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Old 12-12-2010, 01:34 AM   #1076
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Here's my three tier setup -- as always, it's a work in progress.

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Old 12-12-2010, 01:40 AM   #1077
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Is your HLT electric?
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:11 AM   #1078
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:39 PM   #1079
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Here's my three tier setup -- as always, it's a work in progress.

It would be tough, but the right combination of beer and friends could do some minor damage to your hoses in a drunken game of darts...
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I make it a point to move the cart before the darts come out -- not so much because of the hoses, but i'd get tired of fishing darts out of my boil kettle.


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