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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2014, 08:44:55 AM »
Man that 14 gallon conical is tempting. I wonder how much prices will go up after the drive ends.

IT includes shipping, so my guess would be about 600 bucks after shipping.
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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2014, 08:57:55 AM »
Man that 14 gallon conical is tempting. I wonder how much prices will go up after the drive ends.

IT includes shipping, so my guess would be about 600 bucks after shipping.
Ah you're killin me. Ok, I'm going to request some photos to get a closer look.   

HE has a few photos on his regular website but they are prototype pieces and will be changing a bit.  Its def a grain of salt scenario, but since hes trying to capture the homebrew market if he messes it up hes out of business IMO.
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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2014, 10:39:22 AM »
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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2014, 06:13:24 PM »
Just kickstarted for the 14 gallon conical.  Now, 5 months to design build a roll-in temp control chamber.
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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2014, 10:46:56 AM »
Pinski- you won't be sorry. I've had a 14 gallon from Stout for 3 or four years now, love it.

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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2014, 11:06:17 AM »
Acctually Phil just put out a statement that he will have a cheap cooling alternative for any of us that bought a fermenter.  may be a good grab!
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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2014, 01:27:28 PM »
Acctually Phil just put out a statement that he will have a cheap cooling alternative for any of us that bought a fermenter.  may be a good grab!

I saw that, eager to see what he has in mind.
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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2014, 11:41:41 AM »
Great to come home from work today and find my brand new 15 gallon Pro Boiler PB15i sitting here waiting for me. It is gorgeous! Take a look



Can't wait to brew with it and get used to it!


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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2014, 12:43:22 PM »
That looks nice, and very shiny.
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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2014, 12:47:36 PM »
Thanks and yes it is


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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2014, 02:39:51 PM »
Nice, I like it.  Enjoy !
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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2014, 03:08:48 PM »
Shiny yea, heavy... Hell yeah! Never played with tri clamps, in kettle thermo, or valve before. Gonna take some getting used to... Maybe start next weekend, fingers crossed.


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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2014, 03:59:16 PM »
I want one. Can't decide between the 15 and 20. 15 gallon batches would only happen a few times a year, but I think the extra space might be nice to nearly eliminate the chance of a boil over.
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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2014, 04:56:40 PM »
There is at least one person on here that feels that a 15 gallon kettle is a bad choice for both 5&10 gallon batches. I imagine he would also feel that a 20 is not enough for 15 gallon batches. I have been playing around in beersmith since I "bought" this kettle in February and it looks like my best best to avoid boil overs is ferm cap or 8 gallon batches.  Sure I will experiment with a lot of different batch sizes in this kettle though to figure out its sweet spot


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In the works: House IPA, You're my Hero Hazelnut Double Brown, , "Barky Pilsner" also from

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Re: Bru Gear - New Kettle/ Conical Manufacturer
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2014, 05:09:23 PM »
Well, I make 5.5 gallon post boil batches (that collect 7 gallons of wort) in the same 10 gallon SS pot I've had for 15 years. That's seemed to work out pretty well for me so far.     :)


EDIT  -   Prior to that I used an 8 gallon enamel coated canning pot, collecting 6-6.5 gallons of wort to boil down to 5. That was a little tighter fit, but I made it work.
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