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Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« on: May 24, 2016, 02:56:18 AM »
So, Ive been brewing about a year and I started with a cheap pot for brewing. I need to replace it. Im a partial mash brewer and I use my stove top. I was thinking of switching to one of these:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/tall-boy-kettle-8-gallon
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http://www.amazon.com/Update-International-SPS-20-Stainless-Steel/dp/B000X1JO6W/ref=psdc48_t1_B000FRJJSM_B000X1JO6W

any suggestions?  My budget is under 100 8)

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Re: Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 03:04:48 AM »
Of the two, I'd go with the NB kettle. the other kettle is only 5 gallon. I think if you are going to upgrade, you should upgrade to full boil.

One thing to think about is if your stove can handle the weight of the full kettle, as well as the task of heating that much wort.

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Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2016, 03:07:33 AM »
Another thing to consider is whether the kettle will fit under your vent hood in your kitchen.

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Re: Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2016, 03:50:38 AM »
yeah, I forgot to measure, the tall boy wont fit.  hmmm.  The pot I have been using served me well but its so flimsy and thing metal. I definitely need something thicker



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Re: Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2016, 04:38:34 PM »
my current pot is 11inches tall and 12.5 inches wide.  I can go a little bigger than that. 

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Re: Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2016, 04:46:25 PM »
I think Id rather this one
http://www.homebrewsupply.com/polarware-7-5-gallon-stockpot-w-lid-18-ga.html

Anyone ever use?
https://www.williamsbrewing.com/BREWERS-EDGE-32-QUART-BREWKETTLE-P2365.aspx
Both of those kettles would be considered economy. nothing wrong with them, but not much better than the cheap 5 gallon you are using now. Main benefit would be full boil.

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Re: Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2016, 04:58:39 PM »
If you go to a restaurant supply store you will get a better deal and may be able to find a much higher quality used for less.
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Re: Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2016, 05:09:28 PM »
If you go to a restaurant supply store you will get a better deal and may be able to find a much higher quality used for less.


Yeah, I'm still using a 10 gallon restaurant supply SS kettle. Haven't broken down and gone modern yet (probably will @ some point) . Got it for a better price than I could find anywhere, given the quality.
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Re: Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2016, 06:46:50 PM »
hmm I dont know what to do then lol.  Im thinking of going BIAB but dont know if I can do that with 32 quart pot or not considering my limitations to pot size. 
http://www.amazon.com/Update-International-APT-40-Aluminum-Stock/dp/B000X1MG1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464115556&sr=8-1&keywords=40+quart+stock+pot

that may work

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Re: Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2016, 07:06:47 PM »
what size pot and what should I look for?  I may do BIAB brewing.

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Re: Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2016, 07:17:42 PM »
If you are looking for 5 gallon batches, if stick with 8 gallon minimum.

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Re: Partial Mash Brewer in need of a new brew kettle
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2016, 10:04:22 PM »
looks like Ill just get the pot and use it once for a partial mash brew before I move outside and go with propane.