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16Q Brewpot question?

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I just got a Stainless Steal 16Q pot for a gift.....is it possible to put a spigot? Has anyone tried this? If you have.....a pic would be nice. Thanx in advance.

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You can weld one in, if you have the technology. It's something you see in high end brewpots fairly regularly.

I saw a kit to do one (threaded end and nut) in the LHBS just the other day. I am assuming that the washers used are heat proof. Haven't wanted to drill a hole in my pot though.

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First i must ask is the reason for spigot because of weight and pouring issues or keeping the residual turd out of your keg? I would not waste the time or effort. More than likely you will soon move onto a bigger pot, so just wait. Pouring everything into the ferm. keg is not a bad thing. Use half of a whirfloc tablet at the last 15 min of boil. More importantly, after 5 to 7 days please drain from one keg to a clean one. This is key for a great brew. You can dry hop or spice here if desired. Also prevents off flavors from primary yeast cake. Hope I helped.

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dpip75 wrote:

First i must ask is the reason for spigot because of weight and pouring issues or keeping the residual turd out of your keg? I would not waste the time or effort. More than likely you will soon move onto a bigger pot, so just wait. Pouring everything into the ferm. keg is not a bad thing. Use half of a whirfloc tablet at the last 15 min of boil. More importantly, after 5 to 7 days please drain from one keg to a clean one. This is key for a great brew. You can dry hop or spice here if desired. Also prevents off flavors from primary yeast cake. Hope I helped.

Welcome back dpip75.

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Thanx for all the info boys......very helpful. Maybe I will just buy a fancy huge pot in the future with a spigot and thermometer.

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I just use a five gallon pot. I collect 3.5gal of wort and boil down to 2.5 gal. That is up to the Bottom of the word Quart on your Mr. Beer keg. I just pour until there is just sludge. I might get a keggle from my lhbs. If I bring him a keg shell he will have one made for me for only 25 dollars. I wouldn't worry about a thermometer on the pot. One can make great beer with a digital probe thermometer ($9.99). I mean just boil the beer right? Lol! Hoppy brewing Header75. By the way 75 is a good # I named one of my amber ales 1975, tribute to the year I was hurled onto this rock.

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I was wondering what the volume was when you filled to the word "Quart."

For some reason, I thought it was 2.4, *shrug*

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I start with 3.5 gallons. Boil down to 2.5 or close to it. I don't really stress it as long as it is close. I think the top of the Q is 2.5. That is how little the difference is. :)

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