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Offline AtlanticRebel

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Kettle
« on: July 24, 2017, 02:44:03 PM »
I am looking to get a proper stainless kettle, preferably start with 8gal so I can use it for 5gal batches.  Figured I'd check here to see if anyone had one they are holding on to, before I pick a new one up.
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Offline robcoombs

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Re: Kettle
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 05:26:46 PM »
I am looking to get a proper stainless kettle, preferably start with 8gal so I can use it for 5gal batches.  Figured I'd check here to see if anyone had one they are holding on to, before I pick a new one up.
I may know someone looking to sell a kettle he's never used. I'll get back to you.

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Offline mikegraham

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Re: Kettle
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 10:54:48 PM »
I wound suggest getting a 15 gal or so as I started with an 8 and wish from day 1 I went bigger. If it's in the budget bigger is my suggestion. Doing a double batch is nice

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Re: Kettle
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 11:33:52 PM »
I think @JohnQ  told me a while ago... "buy once, cry once"

I bought the 8 gal pot, then upgraded to 15. Even if you don't "need" it, it won't hurt. It's real easy to max that pot out on a 5 gal batch. If you figure a gallon of boil off, and .5 gal for trub losses during fermentation, you're starting your boil at 6.5 gal.

 Plus, if you want to give BIAB a try it's a real easy way to get into all grain, and the 15 gal is a good volume for that!

This kit from Everwood is $139 and seems to be the best deal on the internet right now. http://www.everwoodavebrewshop.com/product-p/ebs-pot-15g-ec.htm

With all that being said- you can definitely work with an 8 gallon pot, especially if you get a good deal for it.

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Re: Kettle
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 08:39:22 AM »
https://www.shopnoblegrape.ca/collections/beer-equipment/products/16-gallon-stainless-steel-advanced-brew-kettle

From noble grape tell them you are a brewnoser and you get 15% off so it's like 130 plus tax this is the one I got the other month

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Re: Kettle
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 11:01:01 AM »
Get more than 8 gallon kettle.

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Re: Kettle
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 01:24:02 PM »
I guess the writing is on the wall here..... need a bigger kettle
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Marc Mapplebeck
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Currently fermenting: Red Citra Bomb in the new Fermentasaurus
Running critically low: Citra Orange Cider

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Re: Kettle
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 03:13:06 PM »
I bought a 16 gal for my first kettle, very similar or the same as what Mike posted. No regrets and I don't have to worry about hot break or boil over. I do BIAB so I can full mash with lots of space left (I usually start with 8gal of water and my grain bag will bring that up to 9 or 10)
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Re: Kettle
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 01:31:53 PM »
I guess the writing is on the wall here..... need a bigger kettle
Sent you a message about a friend of mine selling their kettle.

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