I needed a large pot for brewing 5 gallon batches of beer. This was just the ticket. I used it with a Bayou Classic Patio Stove. It worked great. Nice even heat. It has a great thick bottom. I used Revere ware cleaner to get some scorching off the bottom. It washed right up after use. No rust anywhere.
The pot is big. If you aren’t good at visualizing, then use a tape measure so you know what you are getting into. I can fit nearly all my other kitchen pots in this one (ala Russian doll nesting). That said, I love this thing. It is ideal for home brewing operations for several reasons:
1) It is big. At over 8.5 US gal, this tank will let you boil an entire five-gallon batch of wort at one time, without having to dilute into the fermenter. This allows for what many purists believe to be increased potential for truer flavor. Boiling more (and therefore less concentrated) wort allows for greater hops utilization, leaving you more freedom to create quality bitter beers. In other words, there is more available water per volume to dissolve the same amount of malt- and therefore more “room” for the wort to accept the vital hops oils during the boil.
2) It is big. This means you simply have a lesser chance of boiling-over. This pot gives you a higher ceiling for those same five gallons. Hit that hot break and avoid a sticky mess.
3) Steel is superior to aluminum in both durability and potential off-flavors.
4) Did I mention that it’s big? With a gas range, I had no problem bringing a full pot to boil. You know why? Because I actually cover two of my four burners with the base of this thing.
This stockpot is made of quality materials. The handle can often be a short point with other pots in this size and price range, so I was pleased to see the workmanship on this one; it is very solid. I had read other reviews regarding the weld apparent inside the pot near the bottom. It is indeed difficult to notice and I can confirm that this minor aesthetic has no bearing on performance. The walls of the pot are not the thickest, as you may find on smaller deluxe pots (as I use to more culinary ends). However, if it were thicker, it would be extremely heavy. Count this as a blessing when you have 45lbs of scalding wort to transport across your linoleum floor. The lid may appear a bit thin, but I believe this is because of its diameter relative to its thickness. Mine fits greats and doesn’t complain.
I did thorough research before purchasing this unit. For your money, there doesn’t appear to be a better value for home-brewers out there. I am going to try canning this fall as well. I just had to pick up a wire rack to suspend jars off the bottom. Cheers!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very well
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality. The metal is not extremely thick, but by no means does it appear cheap or insufficient. In fact, this seems to appropriately save weight.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on!
Bought these for our church kitchen...they are very well made of heavy material and look good too. I'm sure we will enjoy using them for years to come. They are much better than the ones we had previously. Thank you for your service.
I have been looking for a nice pot to brew beer in as well as being able to cook some various foods for a large QTY of people. Just right for the brewing of beer. Good for all grain method or with Extract. A friend watched and now he is going to get one as well. You should look at the pot size and the size of the burner to make sure it fits good.
Good deal on a large stockpot, we use it for doing partial-grain batches of beer as well as canning. Key feature is it's magnetic enough to work on our induction stove. Feels high quality, and solid construction.
Hi parkplacepantry, this unit does come with the lid. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 6, 2013
In looking through the Q&A I see that you say that this stockpot is both usable with an induction stove and made out of 18/10 stainless steel, but these are contradictory facts because the pot cannot be magnetic if it is made out of 18/10 stainless steel. This is very important to me because I would like to use this pot for brewing on an induction stove top, so my question is: Is the pot magnetic, or is it made out of 18/10 stainless steel?john9000 on Sep 3, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question john9000. The 35-quart Stainless Steel Stockpot is 18/0, not 18/10, thus, it is induction cooktop ready. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 20, 2013
Hello, monjovi. Yes, this works on an induction stove. We appreciate your shopping with us. Please contact us again with any questions, we are glad to help. Enjoy your day.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 19, 2013
Unfortunately this item is out of stock. We currently do not have inventory to check, and cannot guarantee the item will be restocked.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 3, 2012
How thick is the bottom of the pan, on the enscapulated base, 1. mm seems very thin,? How thick is that in U.S. measurements?
Thank you, on Jul 24, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This item has 1.0mm encapsulated base for even heat distribution. Also, all measurements are the same in each country.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 25, 2012
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