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Top Content of 2020… Hands on Review: Anvil Foundry Brewing System!

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We’re recapping our Top Content from 2020 based on traffic.  This is our #2 most visited review for the year! Stay tuned for more spotlights, followed by a recap of the top content for the entire year.


Ball Lock Kegs vs Pin Lock Kegs – What’s the Difference?

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Anvil Brewing Equipment Foundry

There are a lot of all-in-one electric brew rigs on the market. The entry to all-grain for most was through a converted cooler 3-vessel system. It was the cheapest way to get into all-grain, and why so many of us came that way. Precision control and/or electric heating convenience came at a premium that you would upgrade to later. Well, those are now relegated to “old timer stories”. At the all-grain entry level price point, you can now get an all-in-one electric unit from Anvil for the price you’d pay for an Igloo cooler kit with a burner and pot. So now those getting into all-grain can start with the precision of digital temperature control, and the weather-proof convenience of an electric heat source.


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Comparing Anvil Foundry Versions

The Anvil Foundry comes in two sizes, a 10.5 gallon and a 6.5 gallon. They share most all of the same features, but the 10.5 is targeted at 4-5 gallon batches, and the 6.5 for 2.5 gallon batches. There’s also an accessory you can order for the 10.5 to insert in the mash basket and then go as low as 2 gallon batches. Both of these units come with the option to add on a recirculation kit, which provides a pump and some other hardware bits to allow you to recirculate wort during the mash. Every unit also has a simple switch you can change to run on 120V or 240V. However, the unit comes with a 3-prong 120V plug, so if you do opt for the 240V setting, you have to cut the plug off and attach the appropriate 240V plug type.

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15 Gallon Stainless Kettle w/TWO Welded Ports & Volume Markings…. $63.90, w/stacking deals

15 Gallon 2 Weld Volume Marked Brew Pot

15 gallon stainless steel kettle from Adventures in Homebrewing with two welded ports.  18 gauge with one 1/2″ NPT welded female couplings.

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18 gauge with two 1/2″ NPT welded female couplings. Perfect for a 1/2″ ball valve assembly on the outside and a bazooka screen on the inside. Pot measures approximately 16″ (diameter) by 19″ (height) and weighs just under 10 lbs. Inner Dimensions are 15 3/4″ wide x 18 3/4″ high. The inside of the pot features 1/4 gallon markings from 1/4 gallon to 14 gallons.


 

The bottom port can be used for a ball valve.  It is a full port meaning that it’s threaded on both sides.  That means you can easily add a bazooka screen of pickup tube on the inside.  The top port can be used for a thermometer.  Since these are welded ports, there’s no messing with weldless kits that have more of a tendency to leak.

  • This is on sale for just $71.
  • That’s a whopping 48% discount from list.  No coupon is needed, check the product page for current availability.
  • Save Another 10%!  Adventures in Homebrewing is taking 10% off most orders of $55 or more when you use coupon code DEAL10. This stacking deal makes this kettle just $63.90.  That’s a whopping $72.09 savings.

15 Gallon 2 Weld Volume Marked Brew Pot – remember promo code DEAL10

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Reader Tip: 62 Quart [15.5 Gallon] Stainless Steel Kettle and Basket – $102.99 + free shipping

Thanks to HBF Reader Tom for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Bayou Classic 62-qt Stainless Stockpot with Basket

62 Quart, 15.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle, Lid and Basket by Bayou Classic

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  • Steam – Boil – Fry
  • ID = 15.625-in D x 18.75-in H
  • Basket sets 3.25-in above bottom for steaming
  • Domed, Vented Lidx 18.75-in H
  • Perforated stainless steel basket – 14 D x 14.625 H

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” AND BIAB – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Large 62 quart stainless steel brew kettle. The basket should come in handy if you planning to brew BIAB.  You can use the stainless basket to help you lift out the bag.  Related: BIAB Resources

12/31/20 9 AM Central: This combo is on sale for $102.99.  That’s a whopping 49% discount from list. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Bayou Classic 62-qt Stainless Stockpot with Basket – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Brewmaster Brand 5 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle – $24.99 + It’s Cold… Step by Step Stovetop All Grain How-To

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5 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle from MoreBeer

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Smaller home brews should still produce results that are just as tasty as larger batches, which is why this 5 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle is an excellent addition to your home brew setup. This small 5 gallon brewing kettle is a great kettle for the beginning brewer to learn on, as it holds a manageable sized batch and it’s available for a very affordable price.

Although this brew kettle is quite economical, it’s also made of high quality 202 stainless steel that is anything but cheap. The 0.5-mm thick sides and bottom are more than thick enough for this amount of liquid, and the riveted stainless steel handles on the kettle’s body make it easy to carry even when filled. This 5 gallon kettle can safely hold up to 3 gallons of wort while boiling, making it the perfect size for extract brewing right in your own home!

Features:

  • 0.5mm thick stainless sides and bottom
  • 10″ H x 12.5″ D
  • Riveted Handles on Kettle Body
  • Kettle Lid with riveted handle
  • 5 gallon full capacity (3 gallons while boiling)
  • Perfect size for Extract Brewing!

 

  • As of this posting, MoreBeer has this on sale for just $24.99.  Check the product page to see if this deal is still on.
  • Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

Use for extract brewing or small batch all grain brewing.  See: Small Batch, All Grain Stove Top Brewing + Water Calculation Spreadsheet – for my small batch, stove top all grain technique.

5 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle BE300

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15 Gallon Stainless Kettle w/TWO Welded Ports & Volume Markings…. $71, Save 48%

15 Gallon 2 Weld Volume Marked Brew Pot

15 gallon stainless steel kettle from Adventures in Homebrewing with two welded ports.  18 gauge with one 1/2″ NPT welded female couplings.

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

18 gauge with two 1/2″ NPT welded female couplings. Perfect for a 1/2″ ball valve assembly on the outside and a bazooka screen on the inside. Pot measures approximately 16″ (diameter) by 19″ (height) and weighs just under 10 lbs. Inner Dimensions are 15 3/4″ wide x 18 3/4″ high. The inside of the pot features 1/4 gallon markings from 1/4 gallon to 14 gallons.


 

The bottom port can be used for a ball valve.  It is a full port meaning that it’s threaded on both sides.  That means you can easily add a bazooka screen of pickup tube on the inside.  The top port can be used for a thermometer.  Since these are welded ports, there’s no messing with weldless kits that have more of a tendency to leak.

  • This is on sale for just $71.
  • That’s a whopping 48% discount from list.  No coupon is needed, check the product page for current availability.

15 Gallon 2 Weld Volume Marked Brew Pot

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10 Gallon Stainless Kettle w/TWO Welded Ports & Volume Markings – $60, Half Off!

10 Gallon 2 Weld Volume Marked Brew Pot
10 gallon stainless steel kettle with two welded ports from Adventures in Homebrewing

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10 Gallon 1 Weld Volume Marked Brew Pot

18 gauge with two 1/2″ NPT welded female couplings. The lower coupling is perfect for a 1/2″ ball valve assembly on the outside and a bazooka screen on the inside. Use the upper coupling for installing a thermometer. Pot measures approximately 14″ (diameter) by 16.5″ (height) and weighs just under 10 lbs. Inner Dimensions are 13 5/8″ wide x 16 1/4″ high. The inside of the pot features 1/4 gallon markings from 1/4 gallon to 10 gallons.

Add a 1/2” ball valve assembly and a thermometer for a complete all grain pot.


 

This kettle features two welded ports.  The bottom port can be used for a ball valve.  It is a full port meaning that it’s threaded on both sides.  That means you can easily add a bazooka screen of pickup tube on the inside.  The top port can be used for a thermometer.  Since these are welded ports, there’s no messing with weldless kits that have more of a tendency to leak.

  • These are on sale for just $60.  That’s a whopping 50% discount from list.
  • If you’re looking for a different size check out AIH’s Full Brew Kettle Lineup

10 Gallon 2 Weld Volume Marked Brew Pot

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11 Gallon Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Kettle AND Propane Burner + More – $145.26 + free shipping

Bayou Classic 800-144 44 quart Boil and Brew, Stainless

Bayou Classic 800-144 44 quart Boil and Brew, Stainless by Bayou Classic

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  • This appliance is not for frying turkeys.
  • For turkey frying see Bayou Classic item 200-440, ASIN: B076XHJFNC
  • 44-qt stainless brew kettle with internal side calibrations in gallons and quarts
  • Stainless basket for steaming and boiling 10-psi stainless high pressure cooker
  • Cast aluminum burner providing 58, 000 BTU’s of heat
  • 12-in stainless brew thermometer
  • 24-in stainless stir and mash paddle

 

This combo gets you a 44 quart/11 gallon stainless steel kettle, a perforated basket, a propane burner, a thermometer and a 24″ stainless mash paddle.  The basket may be helpful for Brew in a Bag/BIAB brewers, helping you keep your bag off the bottom of the kettle and making removal easier.

12/15/20 2 PM Central: This combo is on sale for just $145.16. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Bayou Classic 800-144 44 quart Boil and Brew, Stainless – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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IMUSA 32 Quart [8 Gallon] Kettle & False Bottom

IMUSA USA MEXICANA-34 Aluminum Tamale and Steamer Pot 32-Quart, Silver

IMUSA USA MEXICANA-34 Aluminum Tamale and Steamer Pot 32-Quart, Silver

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  • Made of Durable Aluminum
  • Removable Steamer Insert
  • Can be used as a Stock Pot without Insert
  • Heavy duty, Durable and Easy to Use
  • Ideal for Tamales, Lobster, Mussels, Corn on the Cob and More

 

This has a steamer insert/false bottom that could potentially be handy for Brew in a Bag/BIAB style brews.

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IMUSA USA MEXICANA-34 Aluminum Tamale and Steamer Pot 32-Quart, Silver – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Bass Pro Shops 30-Quart Kettle + Propane Burner… $49.97

Bass Pro Shops 30-Quart Propane Turkey Fryer

Bass Pro Shops 30-Quart Propane Turkey Fryer via Cabela’s

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Get everything you need but the propane to prepare delicious fried turkey at an astounding price! The Bass Pro Shops® 30-Quart Propane Turkey Fryer has a roomy 30-quart aluminum fry pot with handles and lid to give you plenty of room for frying a turkey up to 18 lbs. The pot sits on top of a powerful 38,000 BTU high efficiency burner and regulator enclosed in a sturdy metal stand. Rectangular stand includes adjustable safety brackets to keep the pot safely over the burner where it belongs. Fryer package includes a turkey rack and lifter hook for safe handling and a 12” deep fry meat thermometer to check the cooking progress. Worry-free, CSA approved safety timer helps you keep track of the cooking time to eliminate guesswork. Also works great for boiling large quantities of food.

  • Quality turkey frying setup at a great price
  • Roomy 30-quart aluminum fry pot with handles and lid
  • Powerful 38,000 BTU high efficiency burner with regulator and hose
  • Sturdy metal stand with adjustable safety brackets
  • Turkey rack and lifter hook
  • 12” deep fry meat thermometer
  • CSA-approved safety timer
  • Works great for boiling large quantities of food as well

 

Use for homebrew and more.

Cabela’s has this combo on sale for just $49.97.  Shipping is free with a $50 order or order online to reserve yours and select free in store pickup. Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Bass Pro Shops 30-Quart Propane Turkey Fryer

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Hands on Review: Wort Hog Turnkey Electric e-BIAB System + Limited Time Deal

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Wort Hog 120V eBIAB System

When it comes to electric Brew In A Bag (eBIAB) systems, there are several choices out there. I’ve tried both 240 Volt and 120 Volt systems. While I love the speed of heating water/wort on the 240V systems, I don’t love the constraints/expense of wiring a 240V plug in a convenient place. The 1500 Watt and 1600 Watt eBIAB units out there are good, but they do lack when it comes to speed of heating strike water or getting a really vigorous boil. The Wort Hog 120V system slides into this niche with the convenience of a 120V system, but using a 2250W Blichmann heating element to give a notable boost.


Limited Time Gift Certificate Deal at High Gravity, Review Continues Below:

As of this posting, High Gravity Homebrew is discounting gift certificate purchases by 10%. This amounts to a de facto discount site wide on everything that High Gravity carries including their extensive line of electric brewing components and systems.  Discounted pricing should be reflected at checkout.

Gift Certificate Sale at High Gravity Fermentation Supplies


System Overview

The Wort Hog Turn Key System via High Gravity Fermentations Supplies uses a Bayou Classic 11-gallon kettle. I’d never seen a Bayou Classic kettle in person before, and I’ll admit I had a pre-conceived opinion of them. I thought of them as “cheap turkey fryers” based on their low price and marketing, but I found my baseless opinion was completely off. This 11-gallon kettle has a super shiny, polished exterior, but most importantly it was made of a very robust thick gauge stainless steel. With high quality, clean welds, this baby is certainly going to live up to wear and tear for a long time, and cleaned up very easily.

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