Good deal on a pot/burner

Good deal on a pot/burner

Post by LordDama » Sun, 20 Nov 2005 04:51:37



Saw this deal on one of my 'deal' websites I'm always searching out.
It's a 30qt pot (thats a tight fit for an all-grain boil... 7.5
gallons... most of my all-grain boils are 7 gallons, so you really
gotta watch for a boilover) but it also has a burner, and the whole
thing is shipped free for $29.99.

I use this same kind of burner myself and it works great... the only
concern would be the size of the pot, but, for $30 and free shipping
the burner is a good deal just by itself.

Or buy it and fry a turkey! :)

Thought I'd pass along a good deal.

Ohyeah, here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000AXSJJQ/ebonmists-20?creati...

(Ps. If you want an awesome deal on a pot, and live in the
mid-north-east, and have an Ollies Bargain Outlet near you, they have
48qt aluminum pots for like $41, thats where I got mine)

 
 
 

Good deal on a pot/burner

Post by Billy Vanc » Sun, 20 Nov 2005 16:19:30


Yeah,
It may look like a good deal, but please be careful!
I've been told not use a aluminum pot?
I was told that aluminum can release a toxin into the wort as it cools?

Anyone know if this true or not?

-Billy


Quote:
> Saw this deal on one of my 'deal' websites I'm always searching out.
> It's a 30qt pot (thats a tight fit for an all-grain boil... 7.5
> gallons... most of my all-grain boils are 7 gallons, so you really
> gotta watch for a boilover) but it also has a burner, and the whole
> thing is shipped free for $29.99.

> I use this same kind of burner myself and it works great... the only
> concern would be the size of the pot, but, for $30 and free shipping
> the burner is a good deal just by itself.

> Or buy it and fry a turkey! :)

> Thought I'd pass along a good deal.

> Ohyeah, here's the link:

> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000AXSJJQ/ebonmists-20?creati...

> (Ps. If you want an awesome deal on a pot, and live in the
> mid-north-east, and have an Ollies Bargain Outlet near you, they have
> 48qt aluminum pots for like $41, thats where I got mine)


 
 
 

Good deal on a pot/burner

Post by steve » Mon, 21 Nov 2005 07:12:03


On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 23:19:30 -0800, "Billy Vance"

Quote:

>Anyone know if this true or not?

Not.

Boil the pot full of water first. The inside will darken. This is a
layer of aluminium oxide, and it's inert. Don't wash it off.

steveb

 
 
 

Good deal on a pot/burner

Post by (East Bay) Phi » Mon, 21 Nov 2005 14:18:09


Now, it's 60% off instead of 70% off.

P

 
 
 

Good deal on a pot/burner

Post by Brew Ma » Mon, 21 Nov 2005 15:20:25


It looks like an awesome deal!  I do full wort boils in a 30 quart pot
and, though it is tight, I have not had a problem as long as I've kept
an eye on things.  In fact, it's less than half price of what I paid
just for my 30 quart SS pot.  I've heard things about aluminum, but
keep in mind that no studies have been conclusive and aluminum has been
in use for 50 years.  The pot could be a bit on the flimsy side, but go
for it!  And if you do, let us know what you think of it.  I've been
considering moving my brewing sessions outside as my wife has issues
with the aromas, though she does not mind at all to quaff the finished
product!
 
 
 

Good deal on a pot/burner

Post by John 'Shaggy' Kolesa » Mon, 21 Nov 2005 16:21:54


Quote:

> Yeah,
> It may look like a good deal, but please be careful!
> I've been told not use a aluminum pot?
> I was told that aluminum can release a toxin into the wort as it cools?

> Anyone know if this true or not?

Completely false.  Aluminum pots are perfectly fine for brewing.  I use one
for extract batches all the time.

John.

 
 
 

Good deal on a pot/burner

Post by Ed Edelenbo » Mon, 21 Nov 2005 21:48:18




Quote:

>> Yeah,
>> It may look like a good deal, but please be careful!
>> I've been told not use a aluminum pot?
>> I was told that aluminum can release a toxin into the wort as it cools?

>> Anyone know if this true or not?

> Completely false.  Aluminum pots are perfectly fine for brewing.  I use
> one
> for extract batches all the time.

Yeah but look at what it's done to you!

Ed

PS:  Disclaimer;  Meant with a huge "smiley".  I couldn't pass up a straight
line like that though.

 
 
 

Good deal on a pot/burner

Post by (East Bay) Phi » Tue, 22 Nov 2005 04:19:32


How often do you have to refill the propane tank?  I'm wondering if tis
will be cost-efficient compared to a gas range.

P

 
 
 

Good deal on a pot/burner

Post by Ed Edelenbo » Tue, 22 Nov 2005 04:42:21




Quote:
> How often do you have to refill the propane tank?  I'm wondering if tis
> will be cost-efficient compared to a gas range.

> P

I usually get at least 10 (and up to 15) good hour long boils out of a LP
tank.  I'm always amazed at how long they last.

I don't know about the burner in the orig. post but considering it took a
LOOOOONG time to get a pot boiling on the stove it is probably cost
effective.  When th

 
 
 

Good deal on a pot/burner

Post by Ed Edelenbo » Tue, 22 Nov 2005 04:45:11


oops...  meant to discard...

But, instead of leaving a*** sentence, it should have read...   When
the time savings of a quicker boil is factored in, it is certainly worth it
(to me).  Sometimes savings can't be counted in dollars and cents.

YMMV
Ed

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Quote:


>> How often do you have to refill the propane tank?  I'm wondering if tis
>> will be cost-efficient compared to a gas range.

>> P

> I usually get at least 10 (and up to 15) good hour long boils out of a LP
> tank.  I'm always amazed at how long they last.

> I don't know about the burner in the orig. post but considering it took a
> LOOOOONG time to get a pot boiling on the stove it is probably cost
> effective.  When th

 
 
 

Good deal on a pot/burner

Post by John 'Shaggy' Kolesa » Tue, 22 Nov 2005 07:28:42


Quote:



>> How often do you have to refill the propane tank?  I'm wondering if tis
>> will be cost-efficient compared to a gas range.

>> P

> I don't know about the burner in the orig. post but considering it took a
> LOOOOONG time to get a pot boiling on the stove it is probably cost
> effective.

What he said (or tried to).  ;)

Most stove top gas ranges are nowhere near as powerful as a propane burner,
usually on the order of 10K BTU or less.  They do tend to burn more
efficiently, but it probably comes out even by the time you factor in the
much longer time it takes to reach a boil.

People have broken down the math comparing propane burners with electric
elements before, and IIRC it comes out almost dead even.

John.