Stainless Steel pot?

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by BeerBoyFeelGoo » Fri, 01 Feb 2002 10:16:52



Well,

I'm in the process of adding to my equipment so that I can now start brewing
all grain batches.  I've looked at quite a few pots and decided on a nice
stainless steel pot.  I would like to get one that is 15 gallons (so I can
have the option of making larger batches).  I would like your opinions on
the pots that you more experienced brewers are using.  I really like the
Sabco system of pot/mash tun/lauder tun...  is it worth the $$$?

thanks

kevin

 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by MDixo » Fri, 01 Feb 2002 22:32:49



Quote:
> Well,

> I'm in the process of adding to my equipment so that I can now start
brewing
> all grain batches.  I've looked at quite a few pots and decided on a nice
> stainless steel pot.  I would like to get one that is 15 gallons (so I can
> have the option of making larger batches).  I would like your opinions on
> the pots that you more experienced brewers are using.  I really like the
> Sabco system of pot/mash tun/lauder tun...  is it worth the $$$?

IMO, no.  What is worth the money from SABCO is the Build Your Own keg
http://www.kegs.com/buildyourown.html.  It has the top already cut and
cleaned for $60 + shipping.  The universal kettle by itself is $120, and
outfitted it is going to be very expensive.

You can get a false bottom from www.morebeer.com for about $20, or get the
weldless fittings from Zymie http://www.zymico.com  Many homebrew shops sell
the false bottoms and pickup tubes from ABT, then you only need to plumb
into the back of the Zymie bulkhead.  You would be in business for much
cheaper than the Sabco universal with accessories.  You also could get a
Bazooka screen for both the mash tun and the boil kettle.  You could also
fabricate a false bottom from copper tubing for the mash tun and plumb it to
the back of a fitting.  You have many options that work well and are fairly
inexpensive.

Cheers,
Mike

 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by ek » Sat, 02 Feb 2002 06:23:21


I have my eye on a very nice looking 20gallon Stainless Steel pot at
Bass Outdoor World for about $120   add a couple weldless gadgets to
that thing and ahhh........

ek

Quote:

> Well,

> I'm in the process of adding to my equipment so that I can now start brewing
> all grain batches.  I've looked at quite a few pots and decided on a nice
> stainless steel pot.  I would like to get one that is 15 gallons (so I can
> have the option of making larger batches).  I would like your opinions on
> the pots that you more experienced brewers are using.  I really like the
> Sabco system of pot/mash tun/lauder tun...  is it worth the $$$?

> thanks

> kevin

 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by NoOn » Sat, 02 Feb 2002 07:03:14



Quote:
> I have my eye on a very nice looking 20gallon Stainless Steel pot at
> Bass Outdoor World for about $120   add a couple weldless gadgets to
> that thing and ahhh........

120 for a pot?  I got mine for 8 bucks.

(the lid was 7 but they forgot to charge me for it).

Its a bit on the thin side for a stock pot, but it seems to be working OK :P

 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by bregen » Sat, 02 Feb 2002 09:46:22



Quote:



>> I have my eye on a very nice looking 20gallon Stainless Steel pot at
>> Bass Outdoor World for about $120   add a couple weldless gadgets to
>> that thing and ahhh........

>120 for a pot?  I got mine for 8 bucks.

>(the lid was 7 but they forgot to charge me for it).

>Its a bit on the thin side for a stock pot, but it seems to be working OK :P

$120 for a 20 gallon SS kettle is a pretty good deal, depending on what gauge it
is. $8 is fantastic. Where did you get it?
 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by Al Klei » Sat, 02 Feb 2002 10:45:40



in rec.crafts.brewing:

Quote:


>> I have my eye on a very nice looking 20gallon Stainless Steel pot at
>> Bass Outdoor World for about $120   add a couple weldless gadgets to
>> that thing and ahhh........
>120 for a pot?  I got mine for 8 bucks.
>(the lid was 7 but they forgot to charge me for it).
>Its a bit on the thin side for a stock pot, but it seems to be working OK :P

20 gallons?  Or 20 quarts?
---
[Apparent Rennerian 567.7, 95.9]
Al - rukbat at optonline dot net
 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by NoOn » Sat, 02 Feb 2002 12:05:43



Quote:

> in rec.crafts.brewing:



> >> I have my eye on a very nice looking 20gallon Stainless Steel pot at
> >> Bass Outdoor World for about $120   add a couple weldless gadgets to
> >> that thing and ahhh........

> >120 for a pot?  I got mine for 8 bucks.

> >(the lid was 7 but they forgot to charge me for it).

> >Its a bit on the thin side for a stock pot, but it seems to be working OK
:P

> 20 gallons?  Or 20 quarts?

20 Quarts I am sorry.  I forget some people are making HUGE batches :P

I misread.  I saw a 12 quart pot for 120 made of some weird looking black
metal at the same store I got my stainless at for 8 so missed the GALLONS :P
and assumed they were buying a very high quality 20 qt.

I will shut up now, drink another Bass while I await my home brew to finish
:)

 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by Al Klei » Sat, 02 Feb 2002 13:05:17



in rec.crafts.brewing:

Quote:
>I will shut up now, drink another Bass while I await my home brew to finish

If you drink Bass (homebrew, I hope - the stuff in the bottles is
***), you're all right.
---
[Apparent Rennerian 567.7, 95.9]
Al - rukbat at optonline dot net
 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by Bill Ree » Sat, 02 Feb 2002 19:19:28


$120 for 20 gal SS is a good price.

I bought 2 SS turkey fryers at Costco for $75.00 each.  These come with a SS
burner and 8 gal SS pot.  This is how I brew up to 10 gallons of beer ...
but it took some interesting plumbing in my AG system to do it.


Quote:
> I have my eye on a very nice looking 20gallon Stainless Steel pot at
> Bass Outdoor World for about $120   add a couple weldless gadgets to
> that thing and ahhh........

> ek


> > Well,

> > I'm in the process of adding to my equipment so that I can now start
brewing
> > all grain batches.  I've looked at quite a few pots and decided on a
nice
> > stainless steel pot.  I would like to get one that is 15 gallons (so I
can
> > have the option of making larger batches).  I would like your opinions
on
> > the pots that you more experienced brewers are using.  I really like the
> > Sabco system of pot/mash tun/lauder tun...  is it worth the $$$?

> > thanks

> > kevin

 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by BeerBoyFeelGoo » Sat, 02 Feb 2002 10:03:37


Thanks for all of the good advice.  I have some birthday money that is
burning a hole in my pocket.  I think I am going to go with Mike's idea of
the build your own keg...  It is the right size and will actually save me a
few bucks.  I'll write back and let you know how everything works out (esp.
with my first all grain batch...)

Cheers,

kev

Quote:



> > Well,

> > I'm in the process of adding to my equipment so that I can now start
> brewing
> > all grain batches.  I've looked at quite a few pots and decided on a
nice
> > stainless steel pot.  I would like to get one that is 15 gallons (so I
can
> > have the option of making larger batches).  I would like your opinions
on
> > the pots that you more experienced brewers are using.  I really like the
> > Sabco system of pot/mash tun/lauder tun...  is it worth the $$$?

> IMO, no.  What is worth the money from SABCO is the Build Your Own keg
> http://www.kegs.com/buildyourown.html.  It has the top already cut and
> cleaned for $60 + shipping.  The universal kettle by itself is $120, and
> outfitted it is going to be very expensive.

> You can get a false bottom from www.morebeer.com for about $20, or get the
> weldless fittings from Zymie http://www.zymico.com  Many homebrew shops
sell
> the false bottoms and pickup tubes from ABT, then you only need to plumb
> into the back of the Zymie bulkhead.  You would be in business for much
> cheaper than the Sabco universal with accessories.  You also could get a
> Bazooka screen for both the mash tun and the boil kettle.  You could also
> fabricate a false bottom from copper tubing for the mash tun and plumb it
to
> the back of a fitting.  You have many options that work well and are
fairly
> inexpensive.

> Cheers,
> Mike

 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by ek » Sat, 02 Feb 2002 22:21:12


Thats 20 gallons - 80 quarts...  that thing is huge!
Quote:


> in rec.crafts.brewing:



>>>I have my eye on a very nice looking 20gallon Stainless Steel pot at
>>>Bass Outdoor World for about $120   add a couple weldless gadgets to
>>>that thing and ahhh........

>>120 for a pot?  I got mine for 8 bucks.

>>(the lid was 7 but they forgot to charge me for it).

>>Its a bit on the thin side for a stock pot, but it seems to be working OK :P

> 20 gallons?  Or 20 quarts?
> ---
> [Apparent Rennerian 567.7, 95.9]
> Al - rukbat at optonline dot net

 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by Detaine » Sat, 02 Feb 2002 23:39:45


Quote:

> Well,

> I'm in the process of adding to my equipment so that I can now start brewing
> all grain batches.  I've looked at quite a few pots and decided on a nice
> stainless steel pot.  I would like to get one that is 15 gallons (so I can
> have the option of making larger batches).  I would like your opinions on
> the pots that you more experienced brewers are using.  I really like the
> Sabco system of pot/mash tun/lauder tun...  is it worth the $$$?

> thanks

> kevin

I got a sabco boiling keg with a pickup siphon and spigot.  Kicks butt.  I have
2 16qt pots i bought in my
extract days and use them to heat the mash and sparge water 3 or so gallons at a
time on my stove.  While the water is heating or the mash is going on, I
assemble the propane burner and clean the boiling keg outside, saves me about 30
minutes if I had to use the keg first to heat the water, plus it saves a lot on
propane too.

--

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Stainless Steel pot?

Post by JPullum1 » Sun, 03 Feb 2002 02:21:09


don't forget these guys for cheap pots
http://www.stratfordimports.com/f_outdoor.html
 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by Al Klei » Sun, 03 Feb 2002 13:51:09



rec.crafts.brewing:

Quote:
>don't forget these guys for cheap pots
>http://www.stratfordimports.com/f_outdoor.html

Everything they have is aluminum.  Sam's Club has a 30 qt. SS turkey
fiyer (basket, tripod stand, 170k burner, marinade, injector, etc.)
for about $70.  Not the thickest SS, but thick enough to boil 25
quarts of water pretty fast using the supplied burner.  (Just a test -
I brew indoors, but it was worth it for the pot.)
---
[Apparent Rennerian 567.7, 95.9]
Al - rukbat at optonline dot net
 
 
 

Stainless Steel pot?

Post by JPullum1 » Mon, 04 Feb 2002 00:14:23


better look again , lots of stainless steel if thats what you want , i bought a
10 gallon aluminum last year and love it
Quote:


>rec.crafts.brewing:

>>don't forget these guys for cheap pots
>>http://www.stratfordimports.com/f_outdoor.html

>Everything they have is aluminum.  Sam's Club has a 30 qt. SS turkey
>fiyer (basket, tripod stand, 170k burner, marinade, injector, etc.)
>for about $70.  Not the thickest SS, but thick enough to boil 25
>quarts of water pretty fast using the supplied burner.  (Just a test -
>I brew indoors, but it was worth it for the pot.)
>---
>[Apparent Rennerian 567.7, 95.9]
>Al - rukbat at optonline dot net


>rec.crafts.brewing:

>>don't forget these guys for cheap pots
>>http://www.stratfordimports.com/f_outdoor.html

>Everything they have is aluminum.  Sam's Club has a 30 qt. SS turkey
>fiyer (basket, tripod stand, 170k burner, marinade, injector, etc.)
>for about $70.  Not the thickest SS, but thick enough to boil 25
>quarts of water pretty fast using the supplied burner.  (Just a test -
>I brew indoors, but it was worth it for the pot.)
>---
>[Apparent Rennerian 567.7, 95.9]
>Al - rukbat at optonline dot net