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Pot and Kettle Comparison Chart

Product Link Brand Type of Metal Weight Capacity (gal) Inside Height Inside Diameter Gauge Riveted Handles Silicone Handles Grad. Units Tri- Clad Rolled Rim 1:1.2 Ratio Sight Gauge Trub Dam Welded Couplers Rating Quality
5.5 Gallon Anvil SS304 8.50lbs 5.5 11 5/8" 11 5/8" 18 Y N Y Y N N N N N B B
7.5 Gallon Anvil SS304 9.50lbs 7.5 14" 12 3/4" 18 Y N Y Y N N N N N B B
10 Gallon Anvil SS304 10.0 16 3/4" 13 3/4" 18 Y N Y Y N Y N N N B B
15 Gallon Anvil SS304 17.50lbs 15.0 19" 16" 18 Y N Y Y N Y N N N B B
20 Gallon Anvil SS304 23.00lbs 20.0 21 14" 17 3/4" 18 Y N Y Y N Y N N N B B
Bayou 20QT Stock Pot Bayou Al3025 3.50lbs 5.0 11" 11 3/4" 20 N N Y N Y N N N N C B
Bayou 42QT Stock Pot Bayou Al3025 4.00lbs 10.5 15 3/4" 14" 20 Y N N N Y N N N N C B
Bayou 60QT Stock Pot Bayou Al3025 8.00lbs 15.0 15 3/4" 17" 20 Y N N N Y N N N N C B
Bayou 30QT Stock Pot Bayou Al3025 7.5 16 7/8" 11 1/4" 20 Y N N N Y N N N N C B
Bayou 30QT Turkey Fryer Bayou Al3025 7.5 15 3/4" 12 3/4" 20 Y N N N Y Y N N N C B
Bayou 40QT Stock Pot Bayou SS200 10.0 13 1/2" 13 1/2" 20 N N N N Y N N N N C B
7.5 Gallon G2 BoilerMaker Brew Pot Blichmann SS304 9.50lbs 7.5 12 1/8" 14" 18 Y Y N N N Y Y N N C A
10 Gallon G2 BoilerMaker Brew Pot Blichmann SS304 10.50lbs 10.0 16" 13 7/8" 18 Y Y N N N Y Y N N C A
15 Gallon G2 BoilerMaker Brew Pot Blichmann SS304 14.50lbs 15.0 18" 15 3/4" 18 Y Y N N N Y Y N N C A
20 Gallon G2 BoilerMaker Brew Pot Blichmann SS304 20.50lbs 20.0 20" 17 1/4" 18 Y Y N N N Y Y N N C A
30 Gallon G2 BoilerMaker Brew Pot Blichmann SS304 23.00lbs 30.0 23 1/2" 19 7/8" 18 Y Y N N N Y Y N N C A
55 Gallon G2 BoilerMaker Brew Pot Blichmann SS304 31.00lbs 55.0 27 3/4" 23 1/4" 18 Y Y N N N Y Y N N C A
15 Gallon SS Weldless Brew Kettle Mash King SS200 13.50lbs 15.0 19" 15 1/2" 18 Y N N Y N Y N N N A B
Tri-Clad Induction Ready 18 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 16.50lbs 18.0 17 1/2" 17 1/2" 18 Y N N Y N N N N N A B
Tri-Clad Induction Ready 25 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 21.00lbs 25.0 19 1/4" 19 1/2" 18 Y N N Y N N N N N A B
15 Gallon SS OBKettle Heavy Duty OBK SS304 13.00lbs 15.0 19" 15 3/4" 18 N Y Y Y Y Y N N N B A
20 Gallon SS OBKettle Heavy Duty OBK SS304 20.50lbs 20.0 21 1/4" 17 1/2" 18 N Y Y Y Y Y N N N B A
Ss BrewTech 10 Gallon Brew Kettle SS Brewtech SS304 10.00lbs 10.0 16" 13 7/8" 18 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N B A
Ss BrewTech 15 Gallon Brew Kettle SS Brewtech SS304 12.50lbs 15.0 18 7/8" 15 3/4" 18 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N B A
Ss BrewTech 20 Gallon Brew Kettle SS Brewtech SS304 20.50lbs 20.0 21 1/4" 17 3/4" 18 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N B A
Ss BrewTech 30 Gallon Brew Kettle SS Brewtech SS304 25.00lbs 30.0 23 3/4" 19 3/4" 18 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N B A
8 Gallon Heavy Duty SS Tall Kettle Tallboy SS200 8.50lbs 8.0 13 1/2" 12 1/2" 18 Y N N Y N Y N N N A B
10 Gallon Heavy Duty SS Tall Kettle Tallboy SS200 10.0 16" 13 1/4" 18 Y N N Y N Y N N N A B
5 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 4.00lbs 5.0 11 1/2" 11 5/8" 19 N N N N N N N N A C
8 Gallon SS Weldless Brew Pot General SS200 4.50lbs 8.0 13 5/8" 13 5/8" 20 N N N N Y N N N N A C
8 Gallon SS Advanced Brew Kettle General SS200 2.75lbs 8.0 17" 11 7/8" 20 N N Y N Y N N N N A C
Tri-Clad Induction Ready 6.5 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200
6.5 12 1/4" 12 1/2" 20 N N N Y N N N N N A C
Tri-Clad Induction Ready 10 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 10.00lbs 10.0 15 1/4" 15 1/2" 19 Y N N Y N N N N N A C
Tri-Clad Induction Ready 15 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 15.0 18 3/8" 15 5/8" 18 Y N Y Y N Y N N N A C
Graduated Tri-Clad 7.5 Gallon SS Pot General SS200 8.50lbs 7.5 16 5/8" 11 1/2" 19 Y N Y Y N N N N N A C
Graduated Tri-Clad 10 Gallon SS Pot General SS200 10.00lbs 10.0 16 1/8" 13 5/8" 19 Y N Y Y N Y N N N A C
Graduated Tri-Clad 15.5 Gallon SS Pot General SS200 13.50lbs 15.5 19" 15 1/2" 19 Y N Y Y N Y N N N A C
Tri-Clamp Heating Element 7.5 Gallon SS Kettle General SS200
7.5 16 5/8" 11 1/2" 19 N N N Y N Y N N Y A C
Tri-Clamp Heating Element 10 Gallon SS Kettle General SS200 10.50lbs 10.0 16 1/8" 13 5/8" 19 Y N Y Y N Y N N Y A C
Tri-Clamp Heating Element 15.5 Gallon SS Kettle General SS200 13.50lbs 15.5 19" 15 1/2" 19 Y N Y Y N Y N N Y A C
8 Gallon SS Welded Graduated Brew Kettle General SS200 5.50lbs 8.0 16 3/4" 11 7/8" 20 N N Y N Y N N N Y A C
16 Gallon SS Welded Graduated Brew Kettle General SS200 16.0 19 1/2" 15 1/2" 20 N N N N Y Y N N Y A C
Tri-Clad Induction Ready 10 Gallon SS Welded Brew Kettle General SS200 10.50lbs 10.0 15 1/4" 14 1/8" 19 Y N N Y N N N N Y A C
Tri-Clad Induction Ready 15 Gallon SS Welded Brew Kettle General SS200 12.50lbs 15.0 18 1/2" 14" 18 Y N N Y N Y N N Y A C
Tri-Clad Induction Ready 18 Gallon SS Welded Brew Kettle General SS200 18.0 17 1/2" 17 1/2" 18 Y N N Y N N N N Y A C
Graduated 8 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 8.0 16 3/4" 13 1/2" 22 N N Y N Y Y N N N A C
Graduated 10 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 10.0 16 3/8" 13 1/2" 22 N N Y N Y Y N N N A C
8 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 8.0 13 1/2" 13 1/2" 21 N N N N Y N N N N A C
15 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 15.0 18 1/2" 15 1/2" 20 N N N N Y Y N N N A C
18 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 8.00lbs 18.0 17 3/8" 17 1/2" 20 N N N N Y N N N N A C
19 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 11.00lbs 19.0 17 3/8" 17 1/2" 20 N N N N Y Y N N N A C
25 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 10.00lbs 25.0 19 3/8" 19 1/2" 20 N N N N Y N N N N A C
30 Gallon SS Brew Pot General SS200 12.00lbs 30.0 23 1/4" 19 5/8" 20 N N N N Y Y N N N A C

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We get asked all the time about pots. With a world class selection of brew kettles, the choices can be overwhelming. If you need help making a choice, this comparison chart will be a useful tool. A good rule of thumb is to pick a pot that is double the volume of the desired batch.


Type of Metal
The main difference between SS304 and SS200 series steel is the percentages of metals in the steel. SS304 is stronger and more resistant to corrosion than SS200. We also have a few kettles made of lighter, but weaker, aluminium.

Capacity
This is the measured maximum amount of fluid that the pot can contain.

Inside Height
This is the measured interior size from the bottom of the pot to the top.

Inside Diameter
This is the measured interior size from one side of the pot to the other.

Gauge
The lower the gauge, the thicker the pot walls. Lower gauge equals higher quality.

Riveted Handles
These are stronger than spot welded as the handles are drilled through the pot walls.

Silicone Handles
Silicone covered handles provide a comfortable, no-slip grip that protects your hands from the heated handles and help to prevent burns.

Graduated Units
These are markings on the inside of the pot to identify each U.S. gallon. They make it easy to measure the amount of liquid in the pot.

Tri-Clad
Tri-Clad is a layer of alumiunium sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel. It increases the rate of induction heating, and the thicker bottom helps to prevent scorching your beer.

Rolled Rim
A rolled rim is an indication of strength and the manufacturers attention to detail. The rim is rolled over onto itself instead of just curved over which strengthens the pot.

1:1.2 Ratio
A 1:1.2 ratio of Width:Height prevents loss of product due to boiling over or vapour loss, as well as causing the water to boil more slowly, preventing scorching of your beer.

Sight Gauge
A sight gauge is a clear tube, which allows you to view the fluid level in your pot without opening it.

Trub Dam
Trub Dams are exclusive to SS Brewtech products. Trub is the layer of sediment that forms at the bottom of the pot during fermenting. A Trub Dam prevents this Trub from being sucked up into your pickup tube.

Welded Couplers
These have 1/2" male parts welded directly to the pot. This makes it convenient to attach different 1/2" fittings.
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Rated
The rated value is our impressions of each product. We tried to evaluate this with the mindset of a person on a moderate budget. The lower the rated grade, the less bells and whistles.

Quality
Use this metric to judge the overall construction of each product. Better built products will score a better grade. Features that help determine the end result include: grade of steel, features, rolled or flared rim etc.
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