15 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle with Tri-Clad Bottom & Welded Ports for Valve & Thermometer

$169.99
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15 Gallon Triclad Bottom

This is a 15 gallon 304 stainless steel kettle with welded ports for the thermometer and ball valve.  Both the thermometer and the ball valve come with this item and are both stainless steel.  The thermometer has  2" probe.  The 2" probe is perferred in the kettle over a 6" probe so as not to be damaged when stiring the kettle with your stainless steel spoon. 

The face of the thermometer is 3", reads from 0 - 220 degrees F or -10 to 100 degrees C.  The thermometer is easily calibrated using a set screw on the back of the dial.  To calibrate, boil some water and set the thermometer to 212 degrees F or 100 degrees C. The thermometer screws into a 1/2 in. welded port on the kettle.  A welded port eliminates any risk of leaks caused by damaged silicone orings.

The ball valve is a 1/2" stainless valve with a 1/2" barbed outlet.  Similiar to thermometer, the ball valve screws into a 1/2 in. welded port. 

The kettle has a tri clad bottom that will spread the heat of a direct flame from your burner across the bottom and minimize any chances of scorching.  Kettles that only have a single layer bottom will likely cause scorching during the boil and will change the flavor of the finished beer.  Scorched wort is not as fermentable and leaves a finished beer with a higher gravity and less alcohol.

The kettle handles are rivited into place and sturdy.  The lid has nice large handle as well.  

Optional Equipment:

False Bottom - The false bottom fits the kettle to its specific diameter and stands up off the bottom above the ball valve but below the thermometer.  The false bottom has a large surface area and is effective when used during the boil to help separate the hops, both pellet and leaf, from passing into the ball valve.  Alternatively, the false bottom can be used in the kettle so that the kettle becomes a mash tun.  The false bottom has three legs across the under side and one handle on the top.

Sight Glass - We can install a weldless sight glass in the kettle.  The sight glass is made of stainless steel and allows you to calibrate the kettle to your liking so that you can accurately collect and boil the volume of wort you intend on making.

 

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  • 4
    Great pot for the $$$

    Posted by Ken Lunde on 9th Nov 2015

    I only brew once a month and just couldn't bring myself to spending $300 + on a 15 gallon brew pot. This pot fits the bill perfectly as it included a valve and thermometer. The pot is not a pretty as more expensive pots, but the welds on the outlets look great, tri-clad bottom was also a nice addition for the $$. If you looking for a 15 gallon pot, and don't want to spend a lot of $$, you won't regret this.

  • 4
    Large Brew kettle

    Posted by wayne on 24th Jun 2015

    Like the title says it is large. When I got there were a couple of small dings but no leaks. I got it with the thermometer and valve. It takes 5 gallons to reach the thermometer. Everything was easily attached. The pot has the thick tapered bottom for even heating. I have already used it for two 5 gal. batches with no issues.
    If you like brewing 2.5 gallon batches then adding to water already in fermentation bucket this pot is not for you. The only issue I have is that I should have gotten the sight glass attachment.