STAINLESS STEEL BREW POT

STAINLESS STEEL BREW POT

Post by j.. » Fri, 26 Aug 1994 21:10:36



Service Merchandise offers a 20 qt. (I can do the conversion - that's 5 gal.)
STAINLESS STEEL stock pot for $29.95.  The handles are riveted.  It looks like
a thin gauge, though.  Tough to tell in the catalog.  Seems to be the best deal
I've seen.  Anybody get one from there?

Brew on,

Jim Kingsberg

 
 
 

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Post by Brian Hadle » Fri, 26 Aug 1994 17:15:18


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>Service Merchandise offers a 20 qt. (I can do the conversion - that's 5 gal.)
>STAINLESS STEEL stock pot for $29.95.  The handles are riveted.  It looks like
>a thin gauge, though.  Tough to tell in the catalog.  Seems to be the best deal
>I've seen.  Anybody get one from there?
>Brew on,
>Jim Kingsberg


 How does one contact Service Merchandise and do they sell anything larger
than 5 gal.? Brian

 
 
 

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Post by Joel Birkela » Sat, 27 Aug 1994 05:14:50



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>Service Merchandise offers a 20 qt. (I can do the conversion - that's 5 gal.)
>STAINLESS STEEL stock pot for $29.95.  The handles are riveted.  It looks like
>a thin gauge, though.  Tough to tell in the catalog.  Seems to be the best deal
>I've seen.  Anybody get one from there?

>Brew on,

>Jim Kingsberg


I bought one several years ago, only to see them on sale at Phoenix Park and Swap
for $19.95.  Works OK, but a 5 gallon mash tun is a bit small for any OG over
1.065.

---
Joel Birkeland                  "Phoenix, AZ: An oasis of ugliness in the midst
Motorola SPS                    of a beautiful wasteland"

 
 
 

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Post by Robin A. Rep » Sat, 27 Aug 1994 14:57:30


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>Service Merchandise offers a 20 qt. (I can do the conversion - that's 5 gal.)
>STAINLESS STEEL stock pot for $29.95.  The handles are riveted.  It looks like
>a thin gauge, though.  Tough to tell in the catalog.  Seems to be the best deal
>I've seen.  Anybody get one from there?

First, does that come with a lid for $29.95?

Second, a more general question: It is my understanding that riveted
handles are considered more secure.  I guess some of the welded ones have a
tendency to "pop" off at the most inconvenient times.  Are these rivets
also made of stainless steel, or are they made of a more malleable metal
such as aluminum?  If so, should one worry about them coming in contact
with the wort?

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Post by Christopher Marsha » Sat, 27 Aug 1994 20:23:42



:Second, a more general question: It is my understanding that riveted
:handles are considered more secure.  I guess some of the welded ones have a
:tendency to "pop" off at the most inconvenient times.

The Vollrath pots come with handles which appear to be spot welded
and not rivited.  Vollrath's main market for these pots is restaurants
where they see very heavey use and I have not heard of problems
with the handles coming off.  We have had one of our pots for over
10 years and have not had any problems.  I don't believe that welded
versus rivited handles is any indication of quality or suitability for
brewing.

Chris

 
 
 

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Post by ROB MONGEO » Sun, 28 Aug 1994 14:11:59


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>Service Merchandise offers a 20 qt. (I can do the conversion - that's 5 gal.)
>STAINLESS STEEL stock pot for $29.95.  The handles are riveted.  It looks like
>a thin gauge, though.  Tough to tell in the catalog.  Seems to be the best deal
>I've seen.  Anybody get one from there?

That's where I got mine. It has lasted for 3 years and had made award winning
brew. However, you will need at least a 7.5gal for all grain.------- RM -----
 
 
 

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Post by Leo Vi » Wed, 31 Aug 1994 00:04:57


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>>Service Merchandise offers a 20 qt. (I can do the conversion - that's 5 gal.)
>>STAINLESS STEEL stock pot for $29.95.  The handles are riveted.  It looks like
>>a thin gauge, though.  Tough to tell in the catalog.  Seems to be the best deal
>>I've seen.  Anybody get one from there?
>That's where I got mine. It has lasted for 3 years and had made award winning
>brew. However, you will need at least a 7.5gal for all grain.------- RM -----

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Actually, I found 2 smaller kettles to be sufficient.  I use a 20 quart
costing $35 and a 15.5 quart at $18.  I have an electric stove.  This allows
me to use two burners.  I am sure the time to reach boil with one burner
would exceed my patience.  For a mash, I can use the 20 q kettle, and fit
it in the oven to maintain the temp.

In the summer, I want to keep the heat and humidity outdoors, so converted
keg with Cajun cooker.    

- Leo