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How large of a Kettle to brew 5 gallon and 10 gallon batches? (All Grain)

Based on my own experience, an 8 gal. kettle will barely work for a 5 gal. batch. Even at that, you might have to boil a concentrated wort and add top up water after the boil. Remember that in ...
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True induction kettle

The good pots I've seen have a ferrious plate integrated into the base, with food grade stainless for food contact areas. I was looking at 20 liter+ pots which are about $500 us. For commercial pots. ...
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How to tell volume of liquid in a Keggle without a sight glass?

If you have this keg style 5, 7.75, 10 are marked by the bottom rib, middle weld, and top rib Paddle / spoon marks on a keggle rely on hitting that small flat spot in the bottom. I've seen people ...
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What size brew kettle should I get?

For a ten gallon batch, you'll probably want to have about 11 gallons of wort at the end of the boil to account for kettle losses (dead space, break material, hops). If you figure you'll boil off ...
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Fix a leak on my weld-less valve

Reapply Teflon tape. As counterintuitive as it sounds, check to make sure the bulkhead isn't overtightened; it can cause gaskets to leak.
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Frying a Turkey in a Brew Kettle

It's a can of metal. If you don't feel you can get the surface clean after the fry (perhaps because of carbonization of organic matter stuck to the surface), then that will be a problem. If you can, ...
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How large of a Kettle to brew 5 gallon and 10 gallon batches? (All Grain)

Well, it depends on the losses you assume along the way. For 5 gallons, if you assume a trub loss of 0.5 gallons, and evaporation loss of 1.0 gallon, then you would need 6.5 gallons of wort to get 5 ...
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Fix a leak on my weld-less valve

I usually use teflon tape to keep these from leaking. Another possibility is the gasket (sometimes a silicone o-ring), which may not be sitting flush against the kettle. This may need changing.
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Temperature Probe placement on brew kettle

If you are too close to the bottom you'll pick up more heat from the heat source itself (burner or element if electric) than as a measurement of the wort. You want to be about 1/2 or a third of the ...
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Temperature Probe placement on brew kettle

Ideally you want your thermometer in the midline of your average batch. In a keggle you want it slightly below that first rib if you ever do 5gal batches. Biggest thing is to make sure it doesn't get ...
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True induction kettle

The magnetic field drops off rapidly with distance from the stove top. You could clad the sides of the kettle, but it wouldn't add any heat and would just be a waste of money. To heat the sides you ...
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Temperature Probe placement on brew kettle

Another issue with temperature probe height; if you are using your kettle to heat your mash water, placing the probe too high will prevent you from doing thick mashes (where the volume of water to ...
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Cooler Mash tun or Keggle with The Brew Bag

Not to go off in another direction, but EZ could you elaborate on your statement that a cooler tun will achieve better results. I brew in a 70 quart crawfish pot with basket. Drop all the grains in ...
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Cooler Mash tun or Keggle with The Brew Bag

A cooler mash tun will get you better results. Thier only limitation is step mashes require decoction or mash infusion. Going BIAB would be a downgrade imo. Keggles have their own pros an cons. ...
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What is the benefit of a Fermentap kettle

The kettle you linked to has has two drilled holes into which are fitted weld-less bulkheads. The bottom one has a ball valve attached to it, allowing you to empty the kettle from there (instead of ...
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Best position to install a bi-metal thermometer

I recently installed a weldless blichmann Brewmometer and reading the specifications for it, it recommended to install it at least 6" of the bottom. This recommended minimum height was not in order ...
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