Category Archives: Kettles

Reader Tip: Clearance 10, 15, 20, 25 Gallon Heavy Duty Stainless Kettles

Thanks to HBF Reader Travis for this tip!

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Travis gave me the heads up the Midwest Supplies has put their full line of Heavy Duty Stainless Kettles on Clearance.

No coupon or promo code is needed, but to see the Clearance Price you need to select Ball Valve & Dial Thermometer from the Kettle Configuration drop down.  As an example, the 10 gallon with ball valve and thermometer drops to $159.97.  To sweeten the deal, these all ship for free.

Check it out: Clearance Sale • 10 Gallon  • 15 Gallon • 20 Gallon • 25 Gallon

Bundles With: Free Shipping

Pinned: Filter/Randall Combo · 8 Gal Kettle · Vanilla Beans – $2 · Cereal Killer Mill

Great Deal: New Ball Lock Kegs – $79.99

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Heavy Gauge, NSF Certified, 10 Gallon Kettle – $55.09, New Record Low

The last time this kettle appeared on HBF it was selling for $66.10.  That was a then new record low Amazon price.  It has recently dropped from $67.86 to $55.09.  That’s a new record low.  It ships for free.

Update International APT-40HD Heavy Weight Aluminum Stock Pot, 40-Quart – $66.10 Shipped

Pinned: Filter/Randall Combo · 8 Gal Kettle · Vanilla Beans – $2 · Cereal Killer Mill

Great Deal: New Ball Lock Kegs – $79.99

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Recent Amazon Finds:

10 Gallon, NSF Certified Kettle – $37.19 Shipped, New Record Low

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This highly rated, heavy gauge, NSF Certified Kettle has just dropped $10.91 from $48.10 to $37.19.  That constitutes a new record low Amazon price.  It also ships for free.

Update International APT-40 Aluminum Stock Pot, 40-Quart – $37.19 Shipped

Pinned: Filter/Randall Combo · 8 Gal Kettle · Vanilla Beans – $2 · Cereal Killer Mill

Great Deal: New Ball Lock Kegs – $79.99

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Recent Amazon Finds:

8 Gal Heavy Duty Kettle, Thermometer, Ball Valve.. $109.99 + $30 False Bottom

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These Heavy Duty 8 Gallon kettle with tri-clad bottom, lid, thermometer are marked down $60 to $109.99.  Home Brew Stuff has an additional promo going on right now where you can get a false bottom for $30.  That’s an additional savings of $39.95.  No coupon or promo code is necessary.  If you want the false bottom, remember to choose the $30 false bottom option on the product page.

These kettles have welded ports.  That’s a bonus, it means you won’t be messing with weldless kits.  These are on clearance because the welds have minor cosmetic flaws.  The cosmetic flaws do not affect functionality.  They are guaranteed leak free.  See the product description for more details and photos.  These qualify for $7.95 Flat Rate Shipping.

HBF Reader Feedback:  from Dave… I just got mine last night, and as far as I can tell it looks just about perfect. There are a few minor scuff marks on the lid and sides of the kettle, but aside from that it looks fantastic.

CLEARANCE – Kettle with Welded Valve and Thermometer – 8 gallon - $109.99

Also from HomeBrewStuff: 5 Gallon Ball Lock Home Brew Keg - $89.99

Pinned: Filter/Randall Combo · 8 Gal Kettle · Vanilla Beans – $2 · Cereal Killer Mill

Great Deal: New Ball Lock Kegs – $79.99

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Recent Home Brew Stuff Finds:

10% Off 8 Gallon Megapot 1.2 with BIAB Kit Purchase

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Buy a Brew in a Bag Kit from Northern Brewer and get 10% off your choice of an 8 Gallon Megapot 1.2 or an 8 Gallon Tall Boy Kettle.  This combo includes everything you need to brew an all grain batch of beer, including a recipe kit.  The whole deal, ships under NB’s Flat Rate Shipping Promo.

Check it out - Here

Bundles With: $7.99 Flat Rate Shipping

Pinned: Filter/Randall Combo · 8 Gal Kettle · Vanilla Beans – $2 · Cereal Killer Mill

Great Deal: New Ball Lock Kegs – $79.99

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First Looks: Blichmann G2 BoilerMaker Kettle!

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The recently announced G2 Kettle is available in 7.510152030 and 55 gallon sizes.  The BoilerMaker G2 is designed and manufactured in the US.  It includes a Sight Glass w/Laser Etched Volume Markers, Adjustable Angle BrewMometer Thermometer, Linear Flow Valve and tool-less dip tube.  The G2 also features a 1.2 height to diameter ratio.

I had a chance to unbox my new Blichmann G2 BoilerMaker kettle last night.  Here are some photos along with my initial impressions.

cln_img_4415Here’s the box

cln_img_4420In case at any point you thought to yourself “I should probably drop this box”, there is a handy sticker that reminds you not to.

cln_img_4441A look at the kettle straight out of the box.  The new “Linear Flow Valve” comes installed, the Brewmometer Thermometer is not installed upon delivery.

cln_img_4465Here is the Blichmann Engineering name plate and BoilerMaker G2 name plate.  They’ve really stepped it up a notch here vs the G1 as the G1 just has a sticker.  This has no functional importance, but it does look cool.

cln_img_4467Just above the Linear Flow Valve, there is a small plate that reads… “Made in the USA”

cln_img_4448Here’s a look at the sight gauge

cln_img_4449This picture shows the laser etching for the sight glass

cln_img_4537The included Allen wrench allows you remove the top portion of the sight gauge for cleaning

cln_img_4545A brush is included to clean the sight gauge.

cln_img_4423A look inside the kettle.  The included dip tube is on the left hand side.

cln_img_4435A close up of the installed dip tube.

cln_img_4510The dip tube is a tool-less design, meaning, no tools are required to install or remove it.  From what I can gather, it’s the same as the G1.  Works great and it’s easy to use.

cln_img_4477When a first unboxed the G2, I went directly to the Linear Flow Valve.  After turning it a bit, I thought, yeah… it’s pretty cool.  After figuring it out, I can tell you that it is… revolutionary.  Keep reading.

cln_img_4478The Linear Valve’s Cool Touch Handle

cln_img_4483The side of the Linear Valve, emblazoned with a Blichmann Logo B.  Note that the Linear Valve can be configured at any angle.

cln_img_4522This is the revolutionary part.  That’s light you see through the Linear Valve’s body.  After a while, I started looking through the manual to see how the Linear Valve comes apart.  What would I need to do to clean this?  What tools are required?  The valve simply unscrews and the entire inner workings pop out.  No tools.  When the thing just came off, it was a near jaw dropping moment for me.  I’ve got my fair share of 3 piece ball valves that can be taken apart for thorough cleaning.  How often do I take those apart for thorough cleaning?  I wouldn’t use the word… often.  The Linear Valve comes apart so easily that it will be cleaned every time I use the kettle.

cln_img_4515The inside of the linear valve.  There isn’t much to it.  Easy to clean and sanitize.

cln_img_4518Side view of the inside of the Linear Valve

cln_img_4536The valve body

cln_img_4484New handle design

cln_img_4492New lid handle design

cln_img_4505The lid handle is designed to fit in the kettle handle.

cln_img_4567G1 and G2 10 Gallon Blichmann BoilerMaker Kettles Side by Side

cln_img_4553The G2 with Bremometer installed

The G2 line is available at a number of retailers including Great Fermentations, More Beer, Midwest Supplies and Adventures in Homebrewing

Shopping Tip: Blichmann gear is price controlled.  You’re not going to see a lot of difference from retailer to retailer, other than shipping fees and taxes.  For this particular purchase, I went with Adventures in Homebrewing because they are currently offering free shipping and I received the equivalent of 5% back via their rewards program.  That offer also applies to the TopTier Stand (and any options you include on the TopTier page) and the Tower of Power – Check it out – Here

Pinned: Filter/Randall Combo · 8 Gal Kettle · Vanilla Beans – $2 · Cereal Killer Mill

Great Deal: New Ball Lock Kegs – $79.99

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Recent Great Deals:

Ends Soon: $50 Off Heavy Duty Kettles w/Ball Valve & Thermometer

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Take $50 Off Midwest Supplies full line of Heavy Duty Kettles with Ball Valves and Thermometers when you use promo/coupon code HEAVYDEAL.

Check out the full details and selection - Here

This bundles with Midwest Supplies’ Great Free Shipping Promo.  Under that promo many items (including cases of bottles) ship for free with a $59 order.

Pinned: Filter/Randall Combo · 8 Gal Kettle · Vanilla Beans – $2 · Cereal Killer Mill

Great Deal: New Ball Lock Kegs – $79.99

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