Reddit Reddit reviews Bayou Classic 1044 44-Quart Stainless-Steel Stockpot

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Bayou Classic 1044 44-Quart Stainless-Steel Stockpot
44-quart stockpot holds large batches of crowd-pleasing soup or stew20-gauge stainless-steel construction resists rust and corrosionriveted side handles for safe and easy transportSteaming rim can be used with steaming basket (sold separately)Measures 13-1/2 by 13-1/2 by 17-1/4 inches
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37 Reddit comments about Bayou Classic 1044 44-Quart Stainless-Steel Stockpot:

u/n9ucs · 8 pointsr/theydidthemath

Check out /r/Homebrewing and just start saving. Even 2 dollars a day with you and a friend and you could be rolling in a couple months.

edit: also start saving glass bottles that require a bottle opener. Those are reusable.

edit2: Things you'll need. Feel free to find similar products.

cooler with spigot

valve(I'm not sure of the size on that igloo)

bazooka screen

bottles(make sure they're brown)



some sort of gas stove. say a propane stove, a turkey fryer, or a kitchen stove.

a large pot


I'm probably forgetting things.

u/hoptarts · 6 pointsr/Homebrewing

Pot 44qt and Burner Same price, free shipping and better in every way imo. If you plan on doing all grain I would recommend dropping an aditional $30 and getting this concord 60qt pot instead.

u/PhilLucifer · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

That ridge will prevent you from putting in a false bottom that fits. I have one of their aluminum pots with the same ride, and ran into that problem.

Also available on amazon prime for 52, larger size for 60~

u/sillycyco · 4 pointsr/firewater

A 15 gallon stainless steel beer keg is perfect, much better than rigging a large pot. Amazon does sell lots of big ol' pots though.

The nice thing about a standard 15gal keg is it has a 2" triclamp fitting on the top, perfect for attaching a 2" dia column to. They can be had for cheap either as scrap or from a good liquor store/distributor.

u/TheRealFender · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

If I'm reading that right, it is 15.5" deep and 14.5" in diameter. Plugging that in to wolfram|alpha gives you 11.1 gallons.*+%2814.5%22%2F2%29%5E2*15.5%22+in+gallons

I bought this 44qt Bayou Classic a couple weeks ago with the intent to use it for BIAB as well.

I tried to do a lot of research before picking the kettle. You might need to use some DME to do a really big beer like a barleywine, but most regular ABV beers should fit just fine.

I also bought some Reflectix to wrap the kettle during the mash.

Here's the kettle wrapped up in the Reflectix blanket:

u/machinehead933 · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

That's a perfect kit, you won't really save any money by purchasing the same equipment piecemeal, and there's nothing that will go to waste from that kit.

Something you should pick up, which is not included in that kit is a kettle - as someone noted you can start with something as small as 5G, but I would skip right over that and get a 10G kettle. Do not spend more than $100, this Bayou Classic 44 qt. stainless steel kettle should last you your (5G batch) brewing career.

A wort chiller is (very) nice to have, a vinator and bottling tree really make bottling day much easier. Skip those if you think you'll be kegging any time soon, or want to DIY some other solution. A refractometer makes it easier to check your gravity on brew day, but not very useful after that - more useful in all-grain than extract. Same holds true for a nice digital thermometer. The Thermoworks rt600c is a good inexpensive thermometer - again, not that useful in extract, but you'll need it for all-grain.

Also, when/if you start making your own recipes, get a nice kitchen scale that can read in grams or 10th ounces.

Good luck!

u/sufferingcubsfan · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

An 8 gallon pot is probably a bit too small. Most 5 gallon all grain recipes end up wanting 6.5-7.5 preboil gallons of wort, so at 8 gallons, you are in some real boilover danger. I have this 44 quart stainless pot from Amazon as my kettle, and couldn't be happier with it. It goes on sale pretty regularly - my wife bought it for me for $68.

I actually use my old 6 gallon pot as my hot liquor tank (aka pot to heat hot water in). Most people use 1.25 - 1.5 quarts of water per pound of grain for their mash, so you only end up actually lifting ~4 gallons at any given time. You then drain that into your brew kettle. Next, you sparge with another ~3-4 gallons or so of water.

You could use your 8 gallon pot as the HLT, though if you were very careful, I uppose you could get away without it ad use it to boil in. You could heat water in smaller pots, say, on your stove.

A valve is a nice thing to have, I'm sure, but I do just fine without one. I can handle four gallons of water just fine for the mash/sparge. The only heavy part is the 7.5 gallon pick up, but that's only from the ground to my burner... and if I was smart, the kettle would already be on my burner. I don't have a fancy brewstand, but I put my mash tun/cooler up on sawhorses. Puts it at a nice height for access and draining.

For the record, I love all grain.

u/scorejockey · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

A few reasons, some real, some myth that is still considered real. There is always an argument, but there are 2 main problems:

You can't use an oxygen based cleaner like oxyclean or one-step, which makes it a pain in the ass.

You have to bake the thing for a few hours before you use it because you need to build up an oxide layer.

There are some myths about them causing Alzheimer's and some other bad things, there are studies showing it is not true, but TBH if there is even a small chance I want no part of that.

I guess to each his own. When I was doing 5 gallon batches, and I still occasionally do, I used 2 of these

For the price and quality, you can't beat it. 11 gallons is a good size for 5 gallon batches because of boil overs ( depending on the weather, out here in a 90 min boil during a 100 degree day in the summer I easily boil off 1.5 gallons, so an 8 gallon pot doesn't work as I can start anywhere from 7.5-8 gallons of wort. Depends on where you are and stuff like that, but IMO 11 gallons plays it safe. )

If you are going to be serious, get a good SS pot and it will last forever. Might be a small bit pricier at first, but the quality, longevity, ease of cleaning, and not having some question in the back of your head that you might get Alzheimer's, if it is true or false, is worth it

u/jomebrew · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

This is $72 prime

Weldless ball valve is $18 prime

$90 is a good deal.

u/d3dsol · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I have been doing 5 gallon batches, but I will probably move up to ~7.5 My kettle. I brew outside pretty much exclusively now.

u/twolfcale · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

That's a popular option to get you started, but it depends on what size kettle/batches you want!

u/hello_my_name_is_dog · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Any recommendations on a 10 gallon kettle that isn't too expensive? LBHS only has Blichmann stuff for $400+ or "economy kettles". I don't want something terrible but hoping something exists around $100 that can last me a few years at least that I can add my own spigot to down the road.

Not sure what to even look for really, so does anyone have recommendations or any feedback on this one?

Or should I go for a turkey fryer?

u/ellusiveidea · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I think it depends on what you want to do. If all you are going to do is 5 gallon extract then what you are looking at is likely fine.

If you decide to go to BIAB and want to do a full volume mash, then 8 gallons is going to be tight. You could always go the route of a separate mash tun in which case the 8 gallon boil kettle would be fine.

I was about to buy the same combo you are looking at when the Bayou Classic SS 44 qt was offered for sale on Amazon for $52. At that price it was a no brainer. It is currently offered on Amazon at $82 - not sure how often it goes on sale.

For a burner I picked up the bayou classic sq14. Seems like plenty of homebrewers use it with no problem. So far I have only fired it up to burn off the paint on the stand. I heated around 8 gallons of cold water to almost boiling (small bubbles) in around 20 minutes. I didn't take it to a boil as I was only interested in burning off the paint and didn't want to waste propane. I am confident this burner will work just fine. It runs around $40 on Amazon.

EDIT: I should probably add that I bought the combo above with the intention of continuing to extract brew then look to get a BIAB bag and try some all grain. The 11 gallon size should let me do both.

EDIT 2: Just finished a full boil extract kit (a porter) with steeping grains. The sq14 burner has no problem bringing 6 gallons to a rolling boil on full blast. Once it was boiling it was no problem to back off on the regulator quite a bit to maintain a boil. The wort is in an ale pale with a packet of safale 04 yeast. I'm looking forward to tasting this in a few weeks. I had no worries about a boil over with the 44 qt bayou classic ss kettle. If you can wait you might want to keep an eye on pricing on Amazon to see if it drops again in price. I'm glad I went this route to give me flexibility.

u/fenra · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

That's exactly what I did.

Actually, if you already have that much budgeted, this is the kettle I got for BIAB, and I'm very happy with it after 2 brews in it.

u/protectedPat · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

.9mm = ~20 gauge, the same thickness as midrange pots such as this, which have been deemed good for brewing. :)

u/abusche · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

same here, this one
seems to be just the right size. 10 gal would be stretching it.

u/Das_Hos · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I got my AG kit at northernbrewer.

that's the one, except I have the old high school football game orange coolers. I know for a fact you can make those yourself for cheaper, but that's not exactly the sorta thing I'm good at!

Some people love carboys. I did, too, until I dropped one. I swear to God, it was a friggin miracle nobody got hurt, especially since my kids were nearby. Now they have plastic carboys, but honestly, fermentation isn't really that exciting to look at. Buckets are way cheaper, easier to move, and they don't explode if you drop them (your hands are going to be wet A LOT). When I'm done with the mash, I usually have like....ohhh I dunno about 6.5-7 gallons of wort to start off with, so you're definitely gonna want a nice big kettle. I have an 11 gallon kettle because fuck boil-overs. (

So you've already got your fermentation bucket, right? That's really all you need other than a bottling bucket. Some people do secondary fermentation, but man, that's just more hassle IMO. Exposes the beer to oxidation and contamination and it's really unnecessary when you can do all of your additions in your primary bucket. The syphon, hydrometer, bottling wand.....the buckets.....the mash tuns....did I forget anything? Maybe an extra kettle for sparging. I have that 11 gallon one and a 5 gallon one that I use for sparge water, but the only reason I have that smaller one is because I went extract first, then "graduated" to AG. Oh, helpful tip for extract brews, try doing a full volume boil, it just makes it better...and I prefer DME to LME, but that's personal opinion.

Oh snap I did forget something.....the wort chiller. These things are awesome, and chill your wort much faster than an ice bath, in my experience. Sorry for rambling!

u/Peanut_Butter_Jelly_ · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Kettle question - Is there much difference performance wise between something like this and this?

u/ProfessorHeartcraft · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I would strongly caution against a 35 quart pot. The Bayou Classic 44 quart (11 gallon) pot is only a little more, and it's of dimensions more ameniable to brewing (tall, rather than squat). If you plan to migrate to BiaB, the version with the basket is quite useful; you'll be able to fire your heat source without worrying about scorching the bag.

For ingredients, I would recommend looking around for a LHBS (local homebrew shop). You'll likely not save much money ordering those online, due to their weight/cost ratio, and a LHBS is often the centre of your local community of homebrewers.

With regard to literature, my bible is John Palmer's How To Brew. You can also read the first edition online, but much has been learnt since that was published and the latest edition has current best practices.

That equipment kit is decent, but there are a lot of things in it you'll probably wish you hadn't bought.

You will want:

u/thegreybush · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I have an old mini fridge that is just barely big enough for a 7 gallon bucket or a carboy with a blowoff tube. I operate the fridge with an stc-1000. It is roughly 2x3 and a few inches lower than countertop height. In my old house, it sat at the end of a galley style kitchen and I stuck a small butcher block on top of it and used it as additional countertop space.

I rarely have more than one beer fermenting at once so I find it to be sufficient for my needs.

EDIT: For what it's worth, I started doing all grain BIAB before I added my fermentation fridge. I started doing all grain in an effort to save money on ingredients, and it was a very very good move. I buy grains in bulk for about $0.50 per pound and supplement that with specialty grains from my local homebrew shop. I cut the price of a 5 gallon batch of beer in half when I switched to all grain, and all I added was this 10 gallon kettle and a cheap diy mesh bag.

As I started sharing my beer with friends and coworkers who didn't know it was homebrew, it became obvious that I needed to step up my game in the quality control department and a ferm chamber was number 1 on that list. I have also learned to do a much better job of protecting my beer from oxygen and I have learned a ton about recipes and making my own, but the ferm fridge is a critical component in my brewery.

u/Shlongalongadingdong · 1 pointr/brewgearfs

I'm sure your looking to buy used but I just bought an 11 gallon (44qt) SS pot on amazon for under $100. It works great for 5 gallon all grain batches and fits on my stove and even in the sink.

u/testingapril · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Just ordered a 44 qt bayou classic yesterday. It was a tad cheaper yesterday,but is still a screaming deal at $72. Mine actually came with the steamer basket as well which I'll probably use as a false bottom for a BIAB bag. Ordered a low profile elbow diptube true bulkhead from brew hardware and a valve and a Wilder bag. Looking forward to giving it a go soon.

u/thewho10 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I got me an 11 gallon kettle and burner for decently cheap on the ol interwebs it was a bayou something or other. I brew in a bag and I can fit about 20 lbs of grain in it without it spilling but it's close. I'd go that route personally it's cheaper than a conventional all grain but brews are cheaper and more in control than extract. You can get by with one carboy one chiller one burner and one kettle.

I actually bought my kettle exactly one year ago today. I paid only $54 for it though, and it looks like it's now $94 USD. They have used ones for $48. It's a pretty solid kettle, not the best but it works for me and plenty of others.

u/tsulahmi · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I ordered this one about a year ago and have used it probably about 20 times since then. I love this pot and plan on installing a weld-less ball valve on it this weekend. Like what kds1398 said, the main downside is the size if you don't have a valve because once you get 7.5 gallons of wort in it she can get heavy. The only other really minor negative I can think of is that a lot of gunk and stuff gets caught and hidden under the little lip near the top, you just have to be careful when cleaning it but it's really no big deal. I would definitely buy this pot again.

u/kennymfg · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I use this but the 82qt option. You can make 5 or 10 gallon batches.

u/Eddie063 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Bayou Classic 1044 44-Quart Stainless-Steel Stockpot might save you some money. I have the 9 gallon of this pot and it is working great, but I haven't moved to all grain yet.

u/stylus2vinyl · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I would go with a Kettle, the link is the one i use and love. With a step bit you can drill it out and put a spigot in it and site glass.

A chiller is also nice. So is fermentation temp control... it makes a huge difference in your final beer if you are used to random fermentation temps.

u/Godot_12 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

What's reddit's opinion on Alum vs Stainless Steel? I did a comparison search for a SS pot and found this for $72 on the 44 QT size and $98 for the 62 QT size. Is it worth paying 20 bucks more? I was a little worried about the quality of the originally linked item due to a few reviews that said their pot came with holes or failed after a couple uses.

u/opiate82 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

It will be fine, but it will have less alcohol and probably a thinner body than if you would have topped off with the appropriate volume of water.

One simple way to avoid this in the future is to get a pot big enough to boil your full volume of water (minimum 8 gallon pot for 5 gallon batches imo). There are other advantages to doing a full-volume boil as well. Amazon has a pretty good deal going on some stainless pots right now.

u/mjordanphoto · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Yup - you're not really going to be able to do BIAB in your kettle, at least not a 5 gallon batch. The good thing is that you don't have too much invested in it (it will make a great extra kettle to heat your sparge water though!), so upgrading won't be too painful. Something like this could work well, but there are plenty of options out there. Add in a bag (I've heard nothing but amazing things about The Brew Bag products) and you're good to go!

u/Fenix159 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

This looks like that kettle and is cheaper.

If you don't need a valve and whatnot, this is even cheaper and bigger.

The kettle you linked is fine. But at $99 without thermometer and valve it isn't exactly a steal. If it includes those (just isn't pictured with them) then I'd probably buy it locally personally just to have it faster. But that's me. Still a better price on amazon if you have Prime.

u/BretBeermann · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I'm not sure why you'd get a 10 gallon pot when you can get a 62 quart (15.5) Bayou for 100 dollars. If you are trying to keep costs down, this will allow you to BIAB with a lot of flexibility.

You can use your existing kettle for dunk sparging.

u/BrewCrewKevin · 0 pointsr/Homebrewing

This is about as cheap as fully loaded kettles will get.

Otherwise, without the valve and thermometer, this. If you went that route, you can get the DIY kits from brewhardware, but it ends up being about the same price.

I recommend 10 gallon stainless. Stainless is less maintenance and lasts longer than Aluminum. And 10 gallons lets you do a full 5-6 gallon boil without worrying much about boilover.

u/RemoveAffiliateLink · -10 pointsr/Homebrewing

Obligatory counter to the shill.