I wanted to increase my batch size to 10 gallons without spending an arm and a leg for a new pot. This one fit the bill nicely. The markings inside tell me when I've collected enough wort for the boil and how much boil-off there was. The tri-clad bottom spreads heat evenly. If you are willing to do the work and drill the holes yourself, you can save yourself a lot of money by adding your own fittings and valves.
This is a nice sized pot to use as a boil kettle with beer brewing. Easy to do 5 and 10 gallon batches. Has markings up the side to easily see how much liquid you have left in it. Went on ********* and got a 3 piece valve and bulkhead, drilled a hole in the side and installed it so I can easily drain it out. In my opinion much easier to heat up, use, cool down, and clean than a keggle. If I were to do it all over again, I'm not sure I would buy this pot. Maybe the grass is always greener for me, however I think I should have saved the money I spent on weld-less fittings, and spent a little bit more money at Spike brewing and bought their 15 gallon welded kettle: http://spikebrewing.com/collections/15-gallon-stainless-kettles. That way I would never have to worry about replacing washers on a leaking fitting. Too late now, this is a solid pot should last me for a long time!
I bought this pot to be able to brew 10 gallon batches of beer. Last weekend, I did my first large batch and this pot worked like a champ! The tri-clad bottom works really well to spread the heat. A magnet will also firmly adhere to the bottom, for those that are looking for something induction ready. I have not tried it on an induction plate but a magnet does attach tightly. This pot is well-designed. It is quite tall and has gallon markings embossed in the side. It fit perfectly on my propane turkey fryer turned wort boiler base. This is a really great pot, especially at the Overstock price!
I bought this for a brew pot to do up to 10 gallon batches of all-grain, and it is perfect. You can certainly prevent boil-over with this capacity. I like the tri-ply bottom to give better heat distribution, and especially to prevent burning if you are ever going to use extract. It would be nice if it had volume markings on the pot, and a ball valve, but it is a great pot at a great price.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? All stainless steel
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is great - a few dents from shipping, but it doesn't affect the use of the pot.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate.
I bought this to brew my beer. Worked great - only drawback was my propane burner from my turkey fryer was just about the same size as the bottom of this pot... so it sits cockeyed on the burner... but that is not the fault of the pot ! As well, the turkey fryer burner doesn't have a large ring of fire, so I really had to spend time stirring and monitoring the temp so my beer didn't scorch. I think I might purchase the Bayou burner with the flat top and large burner ring of fire next. I do love the pot, no fear of any boilovers.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good