Overview

The brewer's pot or kettle is nearly as important as the ingredients themselves. Many home brewers will start with whats available around the house. Normally these pots are not intended for brewing beer, which can take up a lot of capacity. One boil over or one catastrophic mess is generally followed with the purchase of a bigger and better pot.

Brew kettles come in all shapes and sizes. They can be made of aluminum, stainless steel, and even copper. There are gadgets and accessories that can make the entire brewing experience a little more robust, and less work. Below is a description of different manufactures, and their products.

Polar Ware

Polar Ware has been in business since 1907 and got their brand based on their historic white pots and kitchen accessories. They make a few models of brew kettles shown below.

Brew Pots

Polar Ware makes both brew pots and stock pots. The difference is that the brew pots have a valve at the bottom allowing for drainage of the wort and removal of slurry. The brew pots are also capable of housing several accessories designed specifically for brewing.

DescriptionCapacityDimensionWeightAccessoriesPrice Range
Stainless Steel Brew Pot40 Quarts15" x 16"13.3 lbsCover and 1/2" Stainless Steel Ball Valve$225-$377
Stainless Steel Brew Pot60 Quarts18-3/4" x 13-3/4"20.4 lbsCover and 1/2" Stainless Steel Ball Valve$260-$334

  • Polar Ware 42 Qt Stainless Steel Brew Pot with Lid for Homebrewing

    Product Features

    • All Stainless Steel Brew Pot and Lid
    • 42 Quart Capacity
    • Works great for Extract or All Grain Homebrewing

    Description

    • Ideal for brewing on the stove or a outdoor cooker!
  • 20 Qt Stainless Steel Brew Kettle w/ Lid

    Product Features

    • 20 qt (5 gallon) high quality stainless steel kettle
    • Perfect for beer brewing
    • Easy to clean and durable
    • Use for extract or small all grain batches (BIAB). Perfect for stovetop or outdoor use

    Description

    • This high quality stainless steel kettle holds 5 gallons, and is perfect for doing partial boil extract batches, or smaller full boils. Great for 2-3 gallon Brew In A Bag (BIAB) batches. This kettle works equally well on the stovetop or on an outdoor propane burner. Because it is stainless steel it is easy to clean and durable, making it a worthwhile investment.
  • HomeBrewStuff Table Top Nano-Brewery 2 Gallon Aluminum Brew Pot With Lid

    Product Features

    • 2 Gallon/8 Quart Capacity
    • Commercial grade Extra thick!! 4 mm thick!
    • Riveted handles
    • NSF listed
    • Please see our other listing for Nano-Brews, Nano-meads, Nano-wines and accessories

    Description

    • HomeBrewStuff Table Top Nano-Brewery 2 Gallon Aluminum Brew Pot With Lid
      Heavy duty 2 gallon (8 Quart) aluminum Brew pot. Excepttional design to heat wort thoroughly for flavor consistency. Dent resistant surface to endure even professional kitchen duty. Heavy duty aluminum lid prevents contamination from unwanted residues. Easy to clean. Mirror finish. NSF listed.
      Brew Pot Dimensions: 13.5 x 10 x 6.2 inches Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
      Lid Dimensions: 10.8 x 10.8 x 1 inches ; 10.9 ounces
      Designed to pair perfectly with any of our signature Nano-Brew Kits, Nano-Mead Kits, or Nano-Wine Kits.
      Please check our other listings for all of our Nano-Brews, Nano-Meads, Nano-Wines, or Other Nano-Brewery Accessories.
  • 8 Gallon (32 Quart) Economy Stainless Steel Stock Pot

    Product Features

    • Polished Finish
    • Stainless Steel
    • 8 Gallon Capacity

    Description

    • 32 qt (8 gallon) size is a perfect upgrade for homebrewers wanting to boil 6+ gallons (Full Wort Boil). Also great for general cooking! These kettles are made from 18 gauge polished stainless steel. Perfect for the brewer on a budget! These kettles are very similar in quality and weight to the 32qt Polarware economy kettles.
  • 30 Qt Stainless Steel Brew Kettle w/ Lid

    Product Features

    • 30 qt (7.5 gallon) high quality stainless steel kettle
    • Perfect for beer brewing
    • Easy to clean and durable
    • Use for full boil extract batches or all grain
    • Great when used with an outdoor propane burner

    Description

    • This high quality stainless steel kettle holds 7.5 gallons, and is perfect for doing full boil extract batches, or all grain batches. Great for 3-4 gallon Brew In A Bag (BIAB) batches. This kettle works best on an outdoor propane burner. Because it is stainless steel it is easy to clean and durable, making it a worthwhile investment.
  • 60 Quart Stainless Steel Brewing Kettle

    Product Features

    • Stainless Steel brew pot
    • High Quality
    • Lid Included

    Description

    • NEW! 60 Quart Stainless-Steel Brewing Kettle By Polarware.

Stock Pots

Stock Pots are considerably cheaper but are essentially more work for brewing considering the contents cannot be drained from the bottom.

DescriptionCapacityDimensionsWeightAccessoriesPrice Range
Stainless Steel Stock Pot20 Quarts13" x 11"7.0 lbsCover$75-$91
Stainless Steel Stock Pot24 Quarts13" x 13"7.8 lbsCover$100-$125
Stainless Steel Stock Pot32 Quarts15" x 12-1/2"9.8 lbsCover$137-$150
Stainless Steel Stock Pot40 Quarts15" x 16"10.9 lbsCover$115-$159
Stainless Steel Stock Pot60 Quarts18-3/4" x 13-3/4"16.1 lbs.Cover$168-$198
Stainless Steel Stock Pot80 Quarts18-3/4" x 19"21.3 lbsCover$227-$372

  • 8 Gallon (32 Quart) Economy Stainless Steel Stock Pot

    Product Features

    • Polished Finish
    • Stainless Steel
    • 8 Gallon Capacity

    Description

    • 32 qt (8 gallon) size is a perfect upgrade for homebrewers wanting to boil 6+ gallons (Full Wort Boil). Also great for general cooking! These kettles are made from 18 gauge polished stainless steel. Perfect for the brewer on a budget! These kettles are very similar in quality and weight to the 32qt Polarware economy kettles.
  • HomeBrewStuff Table Top Nano-Brewery 2 Gallon Aluminum Brew Pot With Lid

    Product Features

    • 2 Gallon/8 Quart Capacity
    • Commercial grade Extra thick!! 4 mm thick!
    • Riveted handles
    • NSF listed
    • Please see our other listing for Nano-Brews, Nano-meads, Nano-wines and accessories

    Description

    • HomeBrewStuff Table Top Nano-Brewery 2 Gallon Aluminum Brew Pot With Lid
      Heavy duty 2 gallon (8 Quart) aluminum Brew pot. Excepttional design to heat wort thoroughly for flavor consistency. Dent resistant surface to endure even professional kitchen duty. Heavy duty aluminum lid prevents contamination from unwanted residues. Easy to clean. Mirror finish. NSF listed.
      Brew Pot Dimensions: 13.5 x 10 x 6.2 inches Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
      Lid Dimensions: 10.8 x 10.8 x 1 inches ; 10.9 ounces
      Designed to pair perfectly with any of our signature Nano-Brew Kits, Nano-Mead Kits, or Nano-Wine Kits.
      Please check our other listings for all of our Nano-Brews, Nano-Meads, Nano-Wines, or Other Nano-Brewery Accessories.

Bayou Classic

Bayou Classic are leaders in innovation for outdoor cooking products. For anyone that barbecues, steams, frys, smokes, grills and brews, these guys have an array of products that can take up your back porch. They make a great number of brew pot and stock pot sizes. Although they call their larger sized pots turkey fryers. They can certainly serve the home brewing population as they come big and small.

Stock Pots

Bayou Classic does not specifically make pots for brewing, so all of their products will not feature an inline thermometer or bottom valve.

DescriptionCapacityDimensionsWeightAccessoriesPrice Range
Stainless Steel Stock Pot24 Quarts12.5" x 11.75"7.46 lbsLid$55
Stainless Steel Stock Pot36 Quarts13.5" x 15"9.5 lbsLid$75
Stainless Steel Stock Pot44 Quarts13.5" x 17.25"11.62 lbsLid$95
Stainless Steel Stock Pot62 Quarts15.25" x 18.75"14.52 lbsLid$119
Stainless Steel Stock Pot62 Quarts15.25" x 18.75"14.52 lbsLid$119
Stainless Steel Stock Pot82 Quarts18.75" x 17"17.38 lbsLid$148
Stainless Steel Stock Pot102 Quarts18.25" x 21.25"19.2 lbsLid$210
Stainless Steel Stock Pot122 Quarts21.25" x 19"21.12 lbsLid$230
Stainless Steel Stock Pot142 Quarts21.25" x 22.25"33.78 lbsLid$325
Stainless Steel Stock Pot162 Quarts23.25" x 22"48.4 lbsLid$400

  • Bayou Classic 1144 44-Quart All Purpose Stainless Steel Stockpot with Steam and Boil Basket

    Product Features

    • Surgical Grade 304 Stainless Steel
    • Vented Lid and Heavy Duty Welded Handles
    • Strongest Perforated Basket Available
    • Deep Fry Chicken, Fish and Hushpuppies. Steam and Boil Seafood, Crawfish, Clams, and Vegetables
    • Perfect for Backyard Parties and Tailgating!

    Description

    • This All-Purpose Stainless Steel Stockpot is the perfect addition to any cooking environment indoors or outdoors! The Steam-Boil-Fry Stockpot has an indentation that raises the basket 2-3 inches above the bottom for steaming or boiling. Use the basket to deep fry chicken, fish or hushpuppies; steaming or boiling seafood, clams and vegetables. Use without basket to boil soups, stews, gumbo, jambalaya, and low country boil.
  • Bayou Classic 1044 44-Quart Stainless-Steel Stockpot

    Product Features

    • 44-quart stockpot holds large batches of crowd-pleasing soup or stew
    • 20-gauge stainless-steel construction resists rust and corrosion
    • riveted side handles for safe and easy transport
    • Steaming rim can be used with steaming basket (sold separately)
    • Measures 13-1/2 by 13-1/2 by 17-1/4 inches

    Description

    • Complimenting a true outdoorsman's personality, this pot is durable, reliable, and versatile. Use to boil seafood, clams and vegetables. Cook soups, stews, gumbo, jambalaya, and low country boil. Perfect pot to boil peanuts and homebrew beer.
  • Bayou Classic 1040 Stainless 10-Gallon Stockpot with Spigot and Vented Lid

    Product Features

    • 40 quart/10 gallon capacity
    • Side calibration marks in gallons and quarts
    • 1/2 inch stainless ball valve spigot
    • Stainless vented lid

    Description

    • Bayou Classic pairs traditional form with trendy innovation. This stainless 40-qt Stockpot is designed to steam and boil large batch outdoor cooking, or brew up to 8-gallons of beer. Having professional quality, innovative features and lasting durability; Bayou Classic Stainless Cookware is the preferred choice of adventurous backyard chefs everywhere. Features include a vented lid, calibration marks stamped on the side in gallons and quarts, stainless ball valve spigot and elevated stainless basket for steaming or boiling your favorite foods.

Blichmann Engineering

Blichmann Engineering is a company that specializes in brewing equipment including brew kettles or pots that range from 5 gal to 1 bbl. They are specially equipped with several features that making brewing precision easy, and keep the labor low. They are comprised of 18 ga. 304 stainless steel. It has a glass level gauge on the exterior of the pot that allows for proper measurements with ease. They come with a heavy duty inline 'BrewMometer' or thermometer on every pot. They are also stocked with a faucet or valve at the bottom for fluid transfer. Below is a list of their models.

DescriptionCapacityAccessoriesPrice
Stainless Steel BoilerMaker10 GallonLid, stainless 3pc ball valve with dip tube, adjustable angle BrewMometer, glass level gauge$308
Stainless Steel BoilerMaker15 GallonLid, stainless 3pc ball valve with dip tube, adjustable angle BrewMometer, glass level gauge$369
Stainless Steel BoilerMaker20 GallonLid, stainless 3pc ball valve with dip tube, adjustable angle BrewMometer, glass level gauge$399
Stainless Steel BoilerMaker30 GallonLid, stainless 3pc ball valve with dip tube, adjustable angle BrewMometer, glass level gauge$509
Stainless Steel BoilerMaker55 GallonLid, stainless 3pc ball valve with dip tube, adjustable angle BrewMometer, glass level gauge$619