Reddit Reddit reviews Bayou Classic 1144 1144-44-qt Stainless Stockpot with Basket, 44 quarts, Silver

We found 12 Reddit comments about Bayou Classic 1144 1144-44-qt Stainless Stockpot with Basket, 44 quarts, Silver. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Bayou Classic 1144 1144-44-qt Stainless Stockpot with Basket, 44 quarts, Silver
44-qt hefty stainless StockpotDomed vented LidSecure welded HandlesPerforated Basket that sets 3-in above the bottom for steaming or boiling
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12 Reddit comments about Bayou Classic 1144 1144-44-qt Stainless Stockpot with Basket, 44 quarts, Silver:

u/Grimsterr · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

Subscribe to this subreddit, good first step.

Visist and join up there too, a HUGE treasure trove of knowledge.

Buy this:

Watch the DVD.

Now, I don't know your budget, if you want to just make some beer this should get you going.

If you want my recommendation for stuff to get now:

A good brewpot, large enough to boil all grain and do brew in a bag, here's a pretty badass one:

A wort chiller:

A good propane burner, I got this one for free on special a while back and love it:

This is basically all I use to brew all grain beer, I don't like to get too fancy I just want to make some good beer, and I produce pretty good beer, if I do say so myself.

u/romario77 · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

Or you could get something like this:

It already has a pre-drilled basket (and you can cook craw-fish in it if you so desire :) )

u/machinehead933 · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Most people will agree that Blichmann is top of the line, but you don't need a $400 pot to make good beer. I would recommend a 10G Bayou Classic stainless steel, you can typically find it for under $100 on Amazon.

You'll see a lot of pots out there with lots of different bells and whistles, but those extras are marginally helpful. The 3 main options you will see are: sight glass, thermometer, ball valve

Sight glass - nice to have, fun to see your liquid level inside the pot, but if you take proper measurements and know your boiloff rate, then this becomes almost completely unnecessary.

Thermometer - If you are mashing in your kettle / BIAB, you'll want to check your temperature with a fast reading digital thermometer anyway. The analog thermometers that would be installed are too slow to respond in changes for it to be useful. If you are mashing in a cooler and only boiling in the kettle, then the thermometer really isn't necessary - you don't need a thermometer to tell you whether or not your wort is boiling.

Ball valve - This option is helpful, but less so if you have a regular brew partner. 5-6G of wort weighs 50-60 lb, so depending on your setup it may make sense to get a ball valve. That being said, Bayou Classic makes an 8, 10, and 16G kettle with ball valves for $116 - $160.

The thing is, even if you want all this stuff, it's way cheaper to buy the BC kettle and just add those bits and pieces onto it. You can buy anything you need from or and still spend less than a megapot or blichmann

u/ta11dave · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I built one and it was pretty easy and not very expensive considering. Warning: The following instructions are probably dangerous. This is what I did, and it's to demonstrate how simple it was to make.

  1. Get a 10 gallon pot with a steamer basket.
  2. Drill one or two 1" holes across from each other with a hole saw in the bottom of the pot, depending on how many elements you're putting in. Put some scrap wood inside the pot while drilling for support. One hole if you're doing it for 220, two for if you only have 110.
  3. Drill another hole for the bulkhead valve.
  4. Attach your electric elements. If you have 220. If you have 110.
  5. Assemble everything.
  6. Wire up the heating elements with some heavy duty wire. I covered the whole element backside with j b weld so that it won't short out.
  7. Put some GFCI plugs on there to be extra sure.

    It's maybe two hundred bucks and when combined with an inkbird it makes biab a breeze.
u/Rajdawg73 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I just bought this kettle to use with a BIAB setup. bayou classic 44qt

I want to add a Ball Valve, Thermometer, and sight glass to it. Where should I get my equipment at??

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/fullfrontaldisorder · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I just bought this kettle. As a BIAB brewer the insert is worth the extra money to me.

u/Wigglyscuds · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Here are some pots to consider:

u/Z-and-I · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I would stay away from that starter kit. Not because its bad per se but its not worth 180 bucks. And I prefer plastic buckets over glass carboys. If you want you can convert a cooler to a mash tun but I would start with BIAB and you then can increase the complexity of your system as you see fit.

Here is my recommendation of equipment. I am function over form driven when selecting my gear. I find that these items serve their purpose at a reasonable price and are of good quality and unless you want to start doing 15 gallon batches they should serve you well.

Starter Kit

KAB4 Burner

44qt Pot with basket

Ball Valve for Kettle


Bag for BIAB

u/salomoncascade · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Something is seriously funky with your link.

That looks nice, but I'm really interested in the valves for ease of transfer. Also, I've got enough existing kettles lying around that if I add one more I don't have to learn this BIAB process.