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Old 05-16-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
Apr 2008
Santa Monica, CA
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That's a 6 gallon brewpot. I'm sticking with stovetop extract brewing and anticipate brewing like this for quite a while. Is that going to be large enough for my 5 gallon brew sizes? Any particular reason why this would not be big enough?

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Old 05-16-2008, 09:57 PM   #2
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Santa Barbara
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I brew in a 20 qt pot (5 gallon) and I have plenty of room. Keep in mind you will only be boiling about 3.5-4 gallons of actual wort, the rest of the volume is just top-off water, so 24 qt is more than you'll need for extract brewing. It won't be enough if you ever go all grain, however, so just keep that in mind.

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Old 05-16-2008, 10:19 PM   #3
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fine for partial boils like brew dude said.

for full boils...1 gallon of clearance isn't enough...as you actually need 6-7 gallons of wort initially, which boils down to the 5-5.25gal you'll put into the primary.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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I have a 30 qt Proctor-Silex SS brewpot that I use for full 5-gallon boils. Why this size? It was on sale when I started brewing last November for $40 delivered. It works just fine for my extract brews. If you do all-grain, YMMV.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:39 PM   #5
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I use 8 gallon and still get boil over if I'm not carefull. Full wort boils are easier if you have the space.

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Old 05-22-2008, 08:00 PM   #6
Mar 2008
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I wish I could do full wort boils...But for the partials I do I use a 14 quart pot and haven't made a mess yet
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