10 Gallon Ss Brew Kettle Pot & Lid Tri-clover Welded Ports Ball Valve Stainless
I'm temporarily dropping price on these. When first getting into home brewing, you may have borrowed a friends pot or sought something out from your kitchen that was not really suitable for the job. Well, not really happy with the available options, I custom designed and sourced an economical 10 gallon brew kettle specifically for home brewers looking to brew like the commercial pros, with tri-clover connections, but without over spending. 1mm stainless steel construction, welded tri clover ports (no threaded connections), 100% stainless steel, and wide 3/4 openings. This makes it fun to work with, lowers the risk of clogs, and very sanitary/easy to clean. Also, 10 gallon capacity mitigates the possibility of boil-over if you are using it as a boil pot on your 5 gallon recipe. (1) 10 gallon Kettle with welded handles - stainless steel and 1mm thick construction. 12" diameter x 21.5" tall. This will not work as an inductive kettle, it is not magnetic. (2) welded 3/4" ports with 1.5" tri-clovers on the kettle. The center of the lower port sits 1" high from bottom and the center of the upper port sits 5.25" high from the bottom. These welds are not pretty, but do the job. (1) 3/4" Ball Valve w 1.5" tri-clover fittings - stainless steel. (1) 1/2" Hose Barb w 1.5" tri-clover fitting - stainless steel. (1) 1.5 tri-clover cap - stainless steel. (3) 1.5 tri-clover clamps - stainless steel.
(3) 1.5 tri-clover gaskets - silicone. (1) 2 feet of 1/2 silicone hose.
The ball valve clamps onto the lower port, and the barb clamps onto the ball valve. The provided cap clamps onto the upper port to seal it off when not in use. The silicone gaskets fit between the tri-clovers.
This kettle can serve as both a mash tun or a boil kettle :. To be honest, I would have preferred this to be a little thicker than it is, but it dramatically increased the cost. So, I settled with 1mm thickness in-order to offer an affordable price, which is just thick enough to support the welded ports. However, the downside is that the weld point on the ports are not bullet proof, meaning, if you press on them with exuberant amounts of force, they will flex and possibly bend, damaging the weld, so try to be cognizant of that and treat the kettle with respect.
When first opening/closing the ball valve, it will be very stiff at first due to it being new, but after a few turns it will loosen up. Keep that in mind when open/closing it so you don't snap the tri-clover weld on the kettle. Always support the ball valve with the other hand when turning it to avoid damage to the weld; especially while the valve is stiff in the beginning. That said, I'm VERY pleased with the value of this kettle at this price point, and you'll feel rightfully so when getting to play with all the professional grade stainless steel tri-cover fittings, not having to concern yourself with potential leaks that come with weldless ports, and no more hassle of tightening/loosening threaded fittings. The first upgrade to consider is a 1.5 tri-clover thermowell with detachable thermometer; all stainless steel.
This clamps onto the upper port and replaces the cap provided with the kettle. The thermowell is 3" long, while the thermometer probe is 2.8" long, so it fits right in the thermowell. The thermometer reading face is 3.25 in diameter, with readings in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. The second upgrade is kind of expensive, but a very practical addition to your kettle if you are using it as a mash tun; it's a stainless steel false-bottom to fit on bottom of the kettle, while allowing the perforated top to rest slightly above the lower port. The false bottom sit's 2 high, and has a handle so you can easily remove it when done. This keeps grain off the kettle bottom, and keeps your lower port free to flow without clogging with grain.
It includes a 35 long silicon hose to rest on top of the outer rim; creating a seal with the kettle wall, ensuring no grain slips through the edges. The false bottom allows you to apply direct heat to bottom of kettle without risk of scorching the grain.
It also creates a filter for when transferring the wort out of the kettle through the ball valve. If you are not going to mash your grain in a removable bag, you should definitely consider this false bottom; otherwise, make sure you mash your grain in a removable straining bag to avoid clogging the ball valve. It's a very solid piece of custom fabricated stainless hardware weighs 2.75 pounds! If you can find a cheaper alternative for a false bottom, go for it, this was the best value option I was able to source out of China, constructed entirely of stainless steel. Thanks for viewing, and if you have any questions feel free to message me.
I found this to be the cheapest option given it's size and weight. The item "10 Gallon SS Brew Kettle Pot & Lid Tri-Clover welded ports Ball Valve Stainless" is in sale since Monday, August 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Food & Beverages\Beer & Wine Making". The seller is "jaydubau350" and is located in Olathe, Kansas.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Type: Brew Pot
- Brand: Unbranded
- Non-Domestic Product: Yes