Reddit Reddit reviews Bayou Classic 800-408 - 8-Gal Premium Brew Kettle, 6-Pc Set

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Bayou Classic 800-408 - 8-Gal Premium Brew Kettle, 6-Pc Set
Complete brew kitAll Stainless constructionTri-ply bottomFalse bottom, spigot and spigot screen.
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7 Reddit comments about Bayou Classic 800-408 - 8-Gal Premium Brew Kettle, 6-Pc Set:

u/Mr_Hump · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Currently an extract brewer here, but I bought this kettle awhile back hoping to move to all-grain. Can I mash in this? Also, would I leave the propane burner on while mashing to maintain a constant temp? Would my best bet be just to get a cooler setup like I see in most post and just use this for the boil stage?

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u/geuis · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

This is the one I bought a few months ago. It works great I'm not doing full grain yet so this is more than sufficient for my current needs. When I expand it will be a nice part of a larger setup too. Might want to go larger if you can afford it. Get the built in thermometer. It's a life saver

u/snakerake · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I have a Bayou Classic 8 gallon rig. I have been very pleased with it, came with valves, themometer, and false bottom, couldn't be happier for under $200.

u/Mpax4059 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Does anyone have any good suggestions for a good kettle for a beginner? I have my eye on this one

u/three18ti · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

So let's talk physics and thermo dynamics... So the question is, will a smaller diameter brewkettle help keep the boil going? Will moving down to an 8gal kettle (which is the same size as the burner) solve the problem?

I started with a 5gal brew pot. Seems to work ok, but I still have concerns about topping off the wort with fresh out of the tap water to bring it to 5gals... I really want to do full 5gal boils.

After doing a bunch of reading here and homebrewtalk, I decided to skip the 8gal brew kettle and go right for the 10gal.

We're still brewing on the stove, it's a glass electric burner. Even on high, we needed the lid on to get the wort boiling. Once we'd take the lid off to stir it would lose the boil. (I have no idea what effect this would have on the beer... ^[1])

`<br /> <br /> Some numbers:<br /> <br /> `

  • Burner diameter: 12"
  • Burner area: π * (12" / 2)^2 = 113"^2

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  • 10 Gal BK I purchased.
  • 10 Gal BK Diam: 16" (according to amazon it's 17"... which would further compound the issue)
  • 10 Gal BK Area: π * (16 / 2)^2 = 201"^2

    ` `

  • 8 Gal BK I'm considering buying.
  • 8 Gal BK Diam: 12"
  • 8 Gal BK Area: π * (12" / 2)^2 = 113"^2

    ` `

    So according to my calculations, it looks like there's a whole 88"^2 that is not being heated, but is letting off heat when I have the lid off my 10gal BK.

    My hypothesis is, by switching to a narrower BK, I'll be able to boil the 5gal consistently because I'm adding heat in the same surface area I'm letting it go... (clumsily explained by a non scientist... I'm sure there's better science words to describe what I'm trying to impart...)


    Is it possible that my stove just isn't powerful enough to boil 5gal?

    If I get a propane burner, I can't use that indoors, right? That seems like a bad idea to me... but brewing outdoors seems so... dirty? Error prone? we get a lot of "cotton" (from the cottonwoods) flying around here...

    I'm working my way towards all grain brewing... if I have a 10Gal HLT can I use a 8 gal mash tun? the 8 gal I picked specifically for the false bottom...

  • [1] and we'll never get to find out since we dropped the glass carboy and there were some nice cracks in it... I figured feeding glass shards to family and friends was a bad idea...