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Re: Brew kettle thoughts
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2010, 07:19:42 AM »
I asked similar questions before purchasing my kettle a little over a year ago and I am glad that I listened to the suggestions to get a 15 gallon vs. 10.  Like you, I didn't think I would make any 10 gallon batches, but I eventually did and you can't do that in a 10 gal kettle.  As mentioned, buy the biggest, best kettle you can afford, even if it means waiting a couple of months to get the one that you really want vs. the one you can get right now.  I hated spending $250 on a giant soup pot, but I will never have to spend that money again. 

You can get by without a valve, but I have enjoyed the convenience.  It is definitely a nice to have vs. a need to have.  I did not get a thermometer, but the kettle has a port for one if I want to add it in the future.

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Re: Brew kettle thoughts
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2010, 10:30:23 AM »
My opinon, get as mch pot as you reasonably can afford.

That was our philosophy back in the 60s, too..... ;D


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Re: Brew kettle thoughts
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2010, 10:41:27 AM »
My opinon, get as mch pot as you reasonably can afford.

That was our philosophy back in the 60s, too..... ;D


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Re: Brew kettle thoughts
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2010, 07:41:40 AM »
I did a very quick check and this looks like a pretty decent deal.  Full disclosure statement:  I am not affiliated in any way with this site.
http://www.homebrewing.org/9-Gallon-Stainless-Steel-Brew-Pot_p_274.html

"The 9 Gallon 18/8 stainless steel stock pot is 14 inches tall and 13 1/2 inches wide." Wait, does that seem right? Is it like one of those little cars where all the clowns come pouring out? I suspect a typo. :-)
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Re: Brew kettle thoughts
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2010, 08:55:16 AM »
"The 9 Gallon 18/8 stainless steel stock pot is 14 inches tall and 13 1/2 inches wide." Wait, does that seem right? Is it like one of those little cars where all the clowns come pouring out? I suspect a typo. :-)

That sounds about right.  The volume would be pi*(13.5/2)2*14 = 2003 cubic inches.  Converting that to gallons its 8.67 gallons.  Pretty close to the 9 gallons.
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Re: Brew kettle thoughts
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2010, 09:26:05 AM »
Thanks! My math skills are (obviously) terrible, but I googled similar stock pots and I see what you mean! (I even measured my 5-gallon stock pot to compare.) 

That's good news, because I've been assuming that a 9- or 10-gallon brew pot would be too unwieldy for me to deal with.
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