The 10-gallon stainless steel brew kettle makes brewing easier than ever. The kettle has great style and function, and it is a nice addition to any kitchen. The dimensions of this sturdy stainless steel kettle are 13 x 13.63 x 19.63....more
I'm a bit disappointed. I went back and forth over whether or not to just buy the plain kettle vs the brew kettle with the thermometer and spigot. I decided to spend the extra money on the brew kettle because I wanted a solid non-leaking solution. I was upgrading from my current smaller kettles that use weldless after market spigot and accessories. Had I known this was a built it yourself kit I would have saved a lot of money by taking the higher quality parts off my old rig and move them over to these larger vessels. The instructions are incomplete. (i.e. more parts than there are in the picture, and no words) Also the heat shield is useless if you're using the Bayou burner as this pot has to sit on the heat shield to work since it doesn't have a clamp to hold it on the spigot. There is no flat surface on the KAB4/6 burners so this feature is useless on their own equipment. The handle has a locking feature that is a bit of a pain because you have to lift it before turning the handle to open the spigot. It's also very stiff and not easy to do quick bursts if you are trying to control output. Overall the construction seems ok from a thickness perspective just really disappointed that it's not welded and assembled before shipping.
Great Brew Kettle, but after unpacking the box I noticed that I was missing the thermometer. I contacted Overstock.com and they were very helpful and were in contact with me almost daily through e-mail until a replacement part was found and shipped. I was very satisfied with the purchase even if it delayed my brewing by a week. Thanks Overstock Customer Service.
For a mash pot in the making of beer, the false bottom is not valuable. There is 2 gallons of space below the false bottom which inflates the amount of water needed for a grain mash considerably. I tried it, but my yields were very low. The bazooka screen would work fine. You could also get a domed false bottom that sits below the valve. The diameter in nice for a 10-11 pound grain bill. It works and you should have an adequate bed depth.
I also have had a difficult time getting the thermometer connection to seal. I still get a drip every 5 minutes or so. I am purchasing an 8 gallon pot as well, and I am purchasing the one with just the valve and buying a separate domes false bottom. I may miss the installed thermometer, but for a few dollars I can use a long frying thermometer that clips to the rim of the pot.
Overall, I really like the quality of the pot. The thick (3-ply) bottom worked well for me. I took a star off for the difficulty getting the thermometer to stop leaking. In other services (seafood boil), the false bottom may be adequate.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Nice quality pot, good bottom
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Is it possible to purchase the false bottom seperatly? There is one on this website with a bigger diameter for the 64 Qts, but not for this one, I need a false bottom with a diameter of 13.5 inchesroelson on Jan 6, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi roelson, we don't currently offer a false bottom in 13.5 inches. I hope this helps, thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 15, 2014
What is that tube in front of the kettle? Does it come with with purchase?anselm101 on Apr 16, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
That is the bazooka screen for the mash. That is included.
Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 17, 2013
what gauge steel is this? How thick are the side walls and the tri-ply bottom?roseyrow on Nov 4, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Stainless Tri-Ply Stockpot with Low Side Indentation, Heat Shield and Gallon/Quart Calibration Stainless Vented Lid Stainless Ball Valve having ½" FNPT treaded interior and exterior opening Stainless Thermometer with 2" Stem Stainless False Bottom screen that sets 3.25" above bottom of pot Stainless tube-shaped filter screen that attaches to inner spigot Brew Kettle is 10 Gallons/40 Quarts Brew Kettle has a 5.0 mm Tri-Ply Bottom Brew Kettle is 13.6"D x 16"H Brew Kettle is 0.8mm/20 gauge Spigot has bulkhead fittings Thermometer and Spigot are detachable for sterilizationoverstockcustomercare1 on Nov 7, 2012
Does this kettle have volume markings on the inside (gallons or liters)?brewdaddy on Oct 30, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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