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Bayou Classic 1064 Stainless 16-Gallon Stockpot with Spigot and Vented Lid
64 quart/16 gallon capacitySide calibration marks in gallons and quarts1/2 inch stainless ball valve spigotStainless vented lidMeasures 15.55"d x 19.5"h0.8 mm / 20 Gauge
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u/OrangeCurtain · 9 pointsr/Homebrewing

Should be possible if you can DIY the electrics or know someone who can...

u/machinehead933 · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

Sorry for another essay, but I'm trying to help you out so you avoid spending money twice.

10 gallon batches offer a number of unique challenges, outside of the obvious need for larger equipment.

Firstly, you don't need to buy Blichmann to make quality brew. It certainly is high quality, and I would venture to say it is top-of-the-line when it comes to brewing equipment. However, a kettle is a kettle, is a kettle. There's no reason to spend $400 on a 15G kettle, when you can get one off Amazon for $150.

In addition, for the brew kettle you don't really need a thermometer and a sight glass. You'll find lots of fancy expensive kettles with extra bells and whistles, but more expensive doesn't mean better. Typically you'll find these options:

Sight Glass: Let's you see the volume of water/wort in the kettle, the Blichmann boilermakers have markings so you can get a good idea just from looking on the side. It's a nice to have, but not really necessary if you measure properly. If you really want one, you can install one onto a vanilla kettle by purchasing a kit from Bobby @ - still cheaper than a boilermaker. You can also just mark up a piece of wood, or a mash paddle, then use it as a dip tube to get your volumes.

Thermometer: This is nice to have on a mash tun, if you are mashing in a kettle. I wouldn't recommend it, however, as the thermometers are all analog and don't react quite as quickly. You are typically going to want to double check your readings with a digital thermometer like a thermapen, or something like this. Especially when it comes to a boil kettle - the only thing you're doing in it is boiling. You don't need a thermometer to tell you when your wort is boiling.

Ball Valve: With 5 gallon batches, this is optional. With 10G+ batches, this is more of a necessity in my opinion. Water/wort weighs 8-10# per gallon. When you are working with a 10G batch, you are looking at lugging around 85-100# of liquid at any given time. You don't want to be lifting 90# of boiling hot wort, unless you're itchin to send yourself to the hospital.

This leads me to the challenges I referenced... It's a little harder to move 10G of water/wort around than it is to move 5. Lots of folks with 10G systems use some kind of brew stand, or a system of pumps and hoses to pump water and wort from vessel to vessel. (Good) pumps, either March or Chugger, are about $125/each. You can buy pre-fab brewstands from but that would put you out of your $2-$3k budget. I think their cheapest 10G system is $2,900 - and that's without kegging equipment. You don't need all that, but if you're brewing alone you're going to run into some problems just lifting, dumping, transferring etc...

Then you have to look at the mash tun. The systems you linked, if you'll notice, are using kettles as mash tuns. That's all well and good because it's certainly easier to find a 15G kettle than it is to find a 15G cylindrical cooler (they don't exist, as far as I'm aware). The problem with that is temperature control. For the mash, you want to keep it at a specific temperature - within a degree or two - for an hour. A kettle is not inherently insulated, so you'll need to do something to maintain temperatures. Not that this will be hard, you can do something as simple as throwing a blanket over the kettle during the mash, but it's just an additional challenge. It would be better if you have some kind of regulated temperature control, like a RIMS or HERMS, but that offers a whole other level of complexity.

Your other option, which doesn't really fit into your "no-DIY" requirements, would be to build a mash tun. If you want to make 10G batches, the highest OG you can probably go with a 10G mash tun is about 1.060 according to this chart. The OG of that recipe you linked is 1.090 - there's no way that grain bill would fit in a 10G mash tun. You would need a 15-20G mash tun to do this. So I mentioned the issues with using a kettle already. Your alternative is using a cooler, but as far as I'm aware, no one sells a pre-made 15-20G cooler mash tun. You'll have to build one using a rectangular cooler, and then building a copper or CPVC manifold, or using stainless steel braiding.

u/sman2002 · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

Question 1 - I just finished my 11th Extract Brew. The majority have turned out amazing, but I think I am ready to start upping my game. I have seen all the tiered-mashing systems on here recently, but I think the next step for me would be to do BIAB. I currently have a 6 gallon aluminum pot which I don't think will be big enough.

I am debating between getting the 8 Gallon or the 16 Gallon. Pros and Cons of going bigger from the start? Or will an 8 Gallon do for what I want and be usable for the future?

EDIT: If it helps - this is currently what I am brewing on: Brinkman Turkey Fryer. It probably won't fit a bigger pot inside the ring, but I assume as long as it sits on top of the ring, it should still work?

u/Fenix159 · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

If you're doing BIAB, this one is pretty spiffy.

You don't need a false bottom in the kettle to BIAB. Use a cheap stainless vegetable steaming rack ($10 max). Use it to keep the grain bag off the bottom of the kettle, that's all you need it for with BIAB.

The thermometer is nice. But long as you've got a good handheld thermometer anyway it isn't hard to take temps. And with BIAB you'd have to deal with the probe poking the bag as well, which I'd personally pass on.

The valve is nice to have though.

u/antaymonkey · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Hi! Thanks! Ask as many questions as you like.

The pots are these and the valves are these.

u/austin713 · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

spend the $30 for a actual bag over a paint strainer bag. i would pay extra for the 15 gal over 10. a 10 will not handle anything over 13lbs of grain and a 90 min boil without sparging.

best bang for your buck kettle would be the Bayou classic with the ball valve on it.

i got my bag from

thats all you need. i would reccomend buying a $20 refractometer off amazon to check gravities after mash and preboil. it will help you gauge if you need to boil longer before starting your additions or add DME to get your gravity where it needs to be.

u/gfink · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I've recently bought nicer equipment to homebrew with. I now have a nice propane burner, and 16gal stockpot with weldless spigot. (For reference this is the burner:

and this is the stock pot:

The last step for moving my brewing setup outside is a wort chiller.

My first question is do I need a wort chiller at this point if I still want to do some 5gal extract brews? I figure with a 2.5-3 gal boil volume, the burner and 16gal pot might be extreme overkill.

At some point I would like to do 5gal all grain batches or at least BIAB, which I think needs the wort chiller at a minimum to cool properly.

My second question is will a 25in premade wort chiller fit properly or do I need to make my own, assuming the chiller needs to hang above the sediment, and not lay on the bottom of the pot.

Edit: I was doing some more research, and I decided to go with this:

I think it will do the job, and avoid any issues fitting or making an immersion chiller.

u/vauntedsexboat · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I was looking at this one a few months back, but I wound up getting a much larger kettle without the built-in thermometer for roughly the same price.

It seemed like the ones with a thermometer were massively more expensive for the same volume, and on the handful of times I've used other people's built-in thermometers I haven't found them terribly accurate (although I'm assuming they can be calibrated). I just use a $10 candy thermometer that I check every so often so make sure it's still accurate.

u/officeboy · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I'm in the same boat, looking to move from 8gal pot to 12-15 Here is the stuff I have had in my Amazon cart for the last 4 months.

u/veggiter · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I've only brewed twice with extract, but I'd like to get into all grain, at least starting with biab.

The pot I use now is pretty small, so I'm thinking I want to get a new one that would be good for biab, but that I could potentionally still use for other methods in the future if I feel like it or want to make a larger quantity or something higher gravity.

I was looking at something like [this] ( or one of these but I'm wondering if it makes sense to get it tricked out with the false bottom and the thermometer and stuff. Are those kettles and acessories that would lend themselves to the different methods?

Also, are the built in thermometers really always shit, and am I really better off getting a thermapen? I'm not super concerned about price (within reason), but for some reason I need convincing or clarification on the thermometer.

One other thing: what kind of bag should I get?


Edit: fixed links

u/Inspiredmill · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I just got this kettle
Bayou Classic 1064 Stainless 16-Gallon Stockpot with Spigot and Vented Lid

At 16 gallons with weldless value it's not a bad price to do a mashturn and boil kettle for $260 I believe it's a single ply bottom so you would have to watch closer about scorching but that saves you some money to buy other toys and fittings.
I spent a few bucks on modding my kettle with temp probe, down tube and a recirculating fitting. I would like to add maybe a hop blocker to it.

Maybe pick this up for up for your sparger

Bayou Classic 1032 Stainless 8-Gallon Stockpot with Spigot and Vented Lid

I run an outdoor gourmet 24" but it's only 55k btu so it takes few mins to get to temp, I been wanting to get a banjo type burner maybe a anvil or blichmann hellfire.

I still like the false bottom you picked out as I don't care for how bc does theirs.

My next step is I am building a keggle for my hlt and adding a herms coil to it.

u/Jendall · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Kettle, not burner.

someone just posted this on r/homebrewing, amazing price for a good brand.

u/UnsungSavior16 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Ha I will when it's built! It's actually all planned out now, just buying the pieces up. I think I can still help though.

Here is an image of brianj's kettle, from a post he did on BrewUnited. Those are two 1500W ULWD heating elements, exactly the same as my build.

I'm going to be using a 16 gallon bayou kettle with a custom brew bag, and use the associated false bottom.

That false bottom will keep the grains off of the heating elements, and there will still be enough space for high gravity BIAB batches (4.5 gallon average batch size).

I use an Auberin PID controller with two 40A SSRs and a 25A SSVR (also from auberin) that will regulate the intensity of one of the elements. You probably already have this all set up already, so it's more of an informational thing.

The re-circulation is probably the part you're worried about:

  • Use a chugger pump, and you can attach a SS ball valve if you'd like to regulate the flow. I do.

  • Camlock Disconnects are your friend.

  • Use a loc line in the keggle, and it'll float on top of the mash. You can also just set up a fly sparge type system.

    I would head over to /u/mchrispen's blog, he has some great pictures of his system and it sounds similar to what you're hoping to do (purely from a re circulation standpoint). It uses keggles.
u/highphive · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I just bought this one that's twice the size for about the same price:

you lose the thermometer, but that's not a problem for me. Like other's are saying, you really want at least a 10gal for 5 gallon batches.

u/SeventhMagus · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

How about a pot for $140 for 10 gallon batches?

I've got this guy, but I only use him for mashing because he doesn't fit on the stove.

I use a tall boy 8 gallon, which is like $100 or so, but I think if you want to pay a little more go for the ones with a ball valve so you can use a better chiller.

If you feel like you need a thermometer get a javelin for another $25. I don't see much use -- by the time I'm going to upgrade enough to warrant a huge thermometer on the pot and do something with it, I'm probably going to have a HERMS anyways so I'd need a digital one.

u/kzoostout · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I have a Blichmann burner and I love it, but a Bayou Classic KAB4/6 is more or less the same thing with a lower price and a few drawbacks (painted metal v. SS, the Bayous hold the pot farther away from the burner, Blichmann claims superior fuel efficiency). The Edelmetal from Northern brewer seems like it's in the middle. They all have the big-ass banjo burner which I feel is the key component.

I'm using Bayou Classic 16 gallon kettles and I'm pretty happy with them, too. They seem like a good mix of quality and affordability. I got mine for $125 last year. They're a little higher right now. You can often find open box discounts on amazon's warehouse page. I've got a SS pickup and a 45 degree elbow from that works well. If you have a pump, I also use the spincycle whirlpool arm from brewhardware, and I like that, too. Only drawback is cleaning it when you use hop extract.

I haven't brewed 10 gallon batches, but I'd look into upgrading your chilling system, too, if you don't have a nice one right now. And thinking about how you will manage it so it will work on your burner. 10 gallons of boiling wort is nothing I want to try to move.

u/fresh_leaf · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I ended up going with this pot from AIH and adding a ball valve from Though it seems to be out of stock right now. Another one I looked at was the Bayou Classic, which goes for a similar price and has a ball valve pre-installed, you'd just need to add a hose barb. AIH also has 15gal keggles for $99 too. Those are probably the best deals if you don't DIY... FYI I personally don't see the point in a false bottom or therm on a boil kettle - maybe if you're doing BIAB a therm might be nice for mash temps, but still not entirely necessary IMO. Both the pots I linked are marked which will give you a rough idea of volume in the kettle, but if you go with a keggle installing a sight glass would probably be handy.

u/slaggernofflin · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Still on sale. Even a couple bucks cheaper too. Kettle

u/scottishpride · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I got this one which is 16 gallon with a spigot and it works great. it is about the same price as the one you are looking at and if you decide to do 10 gallon batches or biab then you can.

u/KappinSpaulding · 1 pointr/NoRagretsBeer

Bayou Classic 1064 Stainless 16-Gallon Stockpot with Spigot and Vented Lid - $222.48 $129.65 with Free Shipping

This is a very good option is you are interested in brewing larger batches! You save $92.83, or 42%.

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u/darkstar999 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

In my opinion you get more bang for your buck if you go with the $140 16 gallon kettle without a thermometer. I already had a handheld thermometer, I don't see much value in the built-in one. 16 gallons gives you plenty of room to do a 10 gallon batch in the future. And you can always add a thermometer in the future if you decide you want one.

u/tehmobius · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Edit: are you talking about the kettle fryer or the burner? Lol

Tri Ply Pros:
Less chance of scorching the wort. Less cleanup due to nothing caking on the bottom of the kettle. It's mainly a concern if you have a powerful burner. I have a Kab4 on natural gas and I do experience some light scorching since I run it on full blast. I'm uncertain, but I believe it has a slight impact on the color of lighter wort, and even less so on flavor. Grab a tri-ply if you are OCD about these things.

With that said, I have a 16 gallon version of this, and it's really hard to beat. Consider the cost of a ball valve, weldless bulkhead, and hole drilling bits.

This version:
Pre-drilled bulkhead (mine had a weldless)
Ball valve
Ready to go out of the box

If you have those already, there are cheaper options also from bayou on amazon, like this

Edit: for those wondering about the 16 gallon - my main complaint is that it is so tall that smaller batches will be problematic with wort chillers since they are so low in the kettle. It's not much more expensive.

You also may have good luck on your local craigslist

u/The_Ethernopian · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Decisions to make regarding my BIAB brew kettle, and hoping you can help.

Go with a Bayou Classic 16 gallon kettle with spigot for $161, or a keggle with a welded full coupling followed by a 1/2" compression NPT to 1/2" compression fitting to a diptube for $150.

u/Litigiousattny · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

How much are you looking to spend, and how many ports did you want? Bayou Classic has a pretty good SS 16 gallon pot for 160. Spikes Brewing has a few more options for about the same price.

u/BrewCrewKevin · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

So there's a few different ways to do it.

If you are starting with extract, a 5 gallon pot is plenty. Because you really only need to boil a couple of gallons and then top off with water.

If you plan on moving to "all-grain," (a bit more work because you are using the actual grains and doing the mash yourself), then it may make sense to get an 8-10 gallon pot. However, if you are on a budget, you really need an immersion chiller to do that as well, or it'll take you all night to bring it down to temp. An ice bath won't do it for a full boil. So you'll end up spending a bit more.

  • If I were buying a 5 gallon pot for beginner extract:
    this guy for $30

  • If I were going big, I'd go with:
    this guy for $160

    Again, to re-iterate, if you are going with the larger one, I'd also recommend an immersion chiller for $40, so you'll be $200 in at that point (160 pot plus 40 chiller).

    And if you were planning all-grain, I'd also recommend a weldless thermometer and etch the kettle to really deck it out.
u/joefuf · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Just bought this beast for $139.04, the Bayou Classic 1064 Stainless 16-Gallon Stockpot with Spigot and Vented Lid.

Planning on doing 5 gallon batches, but I see it being able to handle 10 gallon batches when I'm ready.

u/hackler22s · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

A 10-gallon kettle would probably do you well but if you truly want to not have to buy another kettle later on, go with a 15-gallon. That's what I went with right out of the gate and it's been great. I can pretty much do whatever gravity beer I want for a 5-gallon batch and can even do quite a few 10-gallon batches. I pretty much never have to worry about a boil over with it either. When I was looking into BIAB about a year and a half ago, this was the best piece of advice I came across. Bayou makes a pretty solid kettle Bayou Classic

u/McJames · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

You can get a 16 gallon bayou classic with a weldless valve kit for about $130 shipped, which is a steal right now. I have a non-ported 44 quart bayou kettle that I use for the boil, and I really like it. It's bigger than what you want, but I think a 10 gallon pot for a 5 gallon batch might be a bit small.

Amazon link!