How To Pick A Brew Pot
Both extract and all-grain brewers need a good, sturdy brew pot or kettle for their boil. Although you can certainly start out by buying a stockpot from a big-box store, eventually you’ll want to upgrade to a dedicated kettle just for beer making. 
What Size Brew Pot Do I Need? 
  • Size matters. Consider this when selecting your brew pot or kettle. This will determine the maximum amount of wort you can boil. For most beginners, our 5 Gallon Stainless Steel Brew Pot - 20 qt will work great.   
  • All-grain homebrewers want to boil the full 5 or 10-gallon batch.  So, our 10 Gallon or 15 Gallon Brew Pots are perfect. 
  • Plan for the future homebrew days and select a brew pot or kettle that’s at least 1.5 times your batch size.  This will allow room for boiling.
  • For a 5-gallon batch, we recommend a 10 Gallon Brew Pot.  Going twice as large will give you added protection against a boilover.
What Features Should I Look For In A Brew Pot?
  • Just like our Deluxe 10 Gallon 1 Weld Volume Marked Pot, a good homebrew kettle should be constructed of heavy-duty 304 stainless steel with a tri-clad bottom made specifically for even heat distribution.  
  • A good brew kettle should come equipped with a lid that can conveniently hang on the kettle's riveted handles, this allows for easy storage of the lid during the brew day.  I have heard my brew pot lid clang around on the ground after I set it precariously on my chair before.  Now I hang the lid on my Deluxe 15 Gallon 1 Weld Volume Marked Pot.
  • The inside of the kettle should feature internal volume markers in liters and gallons.
  • A good brew pot should come with a 1/2” NPT  pipe coupling and that can be used as a small mash tun, hot liquor tank, boil kettle or thermometer.
Just like our Deluxe Brew Pots, a quality homebrew kettle is an investment that will last for many years. Take the time to do your research, and select a kettle that will serve both your current and future needs.  If you need help picking out a brew kettle, give our customer service a call.  512 300 2739
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