Good for its use.
From Dave Moseley of Warrens, Wisconsin on 4/17/2014.
First you need to know I did not buy this for making beer. I bought it to heat and bottle maple syrup. I have made beer and were I to get a kettle for that I would have bought one with a heavier bottom to avoid scorching. That said this is a good kettle . . .
Good, Basic Brew Pot
From Bob in SW Ohio of Dayton, Ohio on 10/21/2013.
The brew pot is a good basic pot. It is light weight and works well with the spigot I had the HBH people install. Because of it's light weight, a thicker, heavier pot would probably heat much quicker. I have used it twice now and it gets the job done . . .
From Anonymous of Olympia, Washington on 5/22/2013.
It's Awsome!!! Great service @ fair prices, I love Homebrew Heaven
12/15/2012 -- I'm looking to buy your Deluxe kit for my son for Christmas, and he'll need a brewpot. What's the advantage to having a spigot? I don't want to buy him junk, and none of us has ever brewed our own beer before. Aside from the brewpot and bottles, what else would he need to get started?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Our Equipment Kits are really quite complete. As you say, a large brewpot is necessay, as well as bottles. A spigot in the brewpot is a "convenience" type of product. It just make the job easier than lifting up a hot, heavy brewpot. A 5 gallon batch of beer weighs more than 40 lbs. Just opening a drain valve (spigot) makes the job easier . . .
8/19/2012 -- I am looking at your 8 gallon stainless brewpot with spigot. Is there advantage/disadvantage regarding the stainless vs brass options? Also can you also install a thermometer?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The stainless vs brass option refers to the spigot.Functionally, there is no difference. They work the same.Many people (including breweries) prefer stainless steel because it is tough (durable) and impervious to chemical attack. The drawback is the cost. Brass spigots are less so, and fit more budgets!Yes, we can easily install . . .
5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number is (800) 850-2739
12/7/2009 -- I am brand new to home brewing and need to know exactly what I should buy to get started. I just want to begin to try to make my own beer and then continue to refine it over time. Please let me know exactly what I need to buy to make my first batch!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: What you need are:1) A Homebrew Heaven Equipment Kit (Complete or DeLuxe version, your choice). Both are good, the DeLuxe Kit just contains more "convenience" items.2) An Ingredient Kit of your choice (like Wizard Wheat, Seattle Rain Beer, etc...again your choice). These are available from a drop-down list when you buy the Equipment Kit. . . .
7/23/2008 -- I am considering buying one of your kits and am wondering for the brewpot if a electric turkey frier would work or if there is some reason that this wouldn't work. Thanks this site is great.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Can't say about your frier. Haven't seen an ELECTRIC version of one... The propane powered ones might be alright, but they usually sell and aluminum pot with it. Stainless is a better choice.Oooooops...After looking at an electric one online, I would now say to avoid electric turkey fryers. They appear to have the heating element INSIDE . . .
4/1/2008 -- I am looking to begin homebrewing and I plan on doing both extract and grain brewing. I would rather not have to invest in some stuff now and then have to "upgrade" later, so my question is what would you recommend as the optimal setup and how much would it cost? For example, should I get a brewpot with a spigot? Thanks! Your site is really . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The question "optimal setup" is a tough one to answer. It can be different for every brewer. Things like desired budget, batch size and desired beer styles make a single answer impossible.Stepping up to all-grain requires some equipment, most likely a larger brewpot. To ME (maybe not to you!), it is easier and more productive to make 10 . . .
3/24/2008 -- I'm planning to move up to all grain, and may also move up to 10-gallon batches. I already have a 7.5-gallon brewkettle from Homebrew Heaven, and am thinking about buying a 15.5-gallon brewpot so I can do 10-gallon batches. I know it depends somewhat on the recipe and target gravities but, generally, should my 7.5-gallon pot be big enough . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, I think for most beers, it would work well for you. We now offer an 8 gallon brew kettle that would be better.
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
12/28/2007 -- Your site is very informative and I appreciate all the info, questions and responses that are provided. I am a complete beginner looking to brew with extract but would eventually like to brew with all grain. What brew pot should I start with? Which Pot should I purchase for all grain brewing? Do you recommend the spigot and thermometer for . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: If you intend to stay with 5 gallon batches, this (8 gallon gallon model) is good for both extract and all-grain. The reason I question this is because often, brewers will "step up" to making 10 gallon batches when they do all-grain. The all-grain brewing process takes longer, and therefor many people like to make MORE beer to offset the . . .
11/6/2007 -- To brew 5 gallons of beer do I need a 5 gallon brew kettle, or larger?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Bigger is better, in our opinion. The larger pot allows for more water in the boil, fewer boilovers, and for evaporation that occurs during the hour long boil.
5/8/2007 -- I recently bought your deluxe brewing system and I am now ready to puchase a pot. I will start w/ brewing from your premade kits but I plan to make my own concoctions later. What do you recommend that I have installed on the pot? What size pot? Finally, what are the benefits of stainless over brass?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: For our 5 gallon premade kits, an 8 gallon pot is certainly nice. If you think that later on you may start doing all-grain brewing, then a large(r) pot will certainly come in handy. As we say, bigger is better.With a large pot and larger boil volume, the weight of the brew becomes a factor. Lifting 5 gallons requires picking up at least . . .
3/30/2007 -- i just made my first batch of home brew,and realized i used an aluminum pot to brew it on the stove. is this safe?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Homebrewers have taken sides over this issue for years. We feel that stainless steel is the BEST material, however.Aluminum is light, transfers heat quickly and is inexpensive to buy. Drawbacks to aluminum brewpots are that it will "pit" over time, it doesn't clean as easily, it will dent easier, and even the contention that aluminum contributes . . .
3/19/2007 -- I'm looking for a good SS brewpot, preferrably 7.5 gallons. I have a question about the best way to transfer the hot wort through a plate&frame wort chiller into a stainless fermenter. Should I:A) Pour the hot wort into the fermenter, gravity drain from fermenter through the chiller and back into the brewpot, then pour the chilled wort . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would definately go with B). Why transfer twice, when it's unnecessary to do so?Just a bit of advice...if you are using a plate and frame type wort chiller, sometimes it takes a fair amount of pressure (or in your case, elevation) in order to get the wort thru the chiller. I would try to determine how much, and get sufficient hose to . . .
3/8/2007 -- Can you do a 10 gal boil in a 12 gal pot? Taking into consideration you would have to use at least 11 gal of wort due to evaparation?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: That's pretty marginal. It IS possible to add some water DURING the boil to replace that lost to evaporation. Consider too, that you will lose more like 2 gallons to evaporation for a 10 gallon batch. It could probably be done, but...Bigger is better!
2/21/2007 -- Is it true that the "harder" the boil with more water, the better results in the beer?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Two separate questions, actually. 1) Boiling "harder" probably has no effect. Boiling is boiling, ...temperature-wise.2) More water (a thinner wort) definately DOES make a difference. A thinner, less concentrated wort will cause less carmelization of the malt sugars, and therefor a) make a lighter colored beer b) make a more fermentable . . .
1/27/2007 -- My next goal in brewing is to go to a full 5 gallon boil. My kitchen stove is halogen so I just don't think I can do it without an outdoor burner. I was hoping you could give me a recommendation. I am looking for something with fine jets as I heard this is much better to prevent scorching or else is gas efficient. Also I heard the pot . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You CAN'T find a better burner than this one. Gets very hot, yet has many fine jets to disperse the heat evenly:All the pots we sell are quality grade pots. Just pick a size that works for you. If you are considering all-grain brewing in the future, a large pot is a MUST. Here is a linkg to that category:
11/5/2006 -- I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on Saturdaysand 11:00am-3pm on Sundays
10/19/2006 -- I currently brew using extract but want to go to all grain brewing. Could you recommend the proper size brewpot and burner assembly required to make up to 7 gallons. I have a 3, 5, and 7 gal carboy.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Like so many things, there is no single right answer. Higher gravity beers, like bocks and porters etc require more grain, and therefor more volume in the mash kettle. American style beers require less volumn. How carefully you control the all-grain mashing process also dictates how much grain is required. Given the above, I would . . .
7/5/2005 -- I am just starting in home brewing, so I appoligize for this question. I am a gizmo junky and don't mind buying the bits to make things easy. My questions is about brew kettles. If I aquire kettle with a thermometer and a valve, can I use an immersion chiller? (Will it still fit in the pot? Is ther any reason why I should not go to a local . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Your question is a tricky one, only because pots and chillers come in all different sizes. I've seen pots that may not easily fit a chiller if they had a thermometer installed. I know if you bought one of our pots and one of our chillers you wouldn't have a problem. Our immersion chillers are about 10 inches in diameter. The only reason you . . .
7/5/2005 -- I have been making 5 gallon extract kits for some time now and have all of the necessary equipment. However, I want to begin all grain brewing (5 gallons at a time). What additional equipment would you recommend? I have a three hundred dollar budget and I don't want to buy additional equipment in the future.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would invest in at least one more brew pot, preferably two, one with a false bottom. Bigger is better.see below
2/1/2005 -- Where can I buy the hops to brew the beer? I live in Plainview, Texas....would love to brew my own. But, I need the ingredients to brew it. will buy your equipment, so....where can I buy the goodies to brew it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here! We have a large selection of hops, yeasts, grains and everything you need in the way of ingredients. Here is a link:A good way to get started is to choose one of our ingredient (recipe) kits. They get you started the right way!
2/4/2004 -- I have been brewing with some friends for a little over a year and would like to try all grain brewing on my own. I know I would need the deluxe brewing kit, but I am trying to find out which pot I need that would best suit my needs of making 5-5.5 gallon batches.Thanks
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Our 8 gallon brewpot should suite your needs just fine.
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