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

  • HomeBrewStuff Stainless Steel 32 QT Stock Pot Beer Home Brew Kettle with Valve, Thermometer and Bazooka Screen

    Product Features

    • 32 QT Capacity (8 gallons)
    • 18 Gauge Stainless Steel
    • 2.5" Thermomter with 3" Dial
    • Compact Stainless Steel Ball Valve
    • Bazooka Screen

    Description

    • 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 30qt Polarware kettles except they are polished instead of brushed and they hold 2 qt more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Polar Ware Perf. False Bottom For 60 Qt All Grain Brew Kettle Pot

    Product Features

    • Perforated Stainless Steel False Bottom
    • Use for boil kettle or mash tun
    • Fits Polarware Brewright Kettles, HomeBrewStuff Heavy Duty Kettles, MoreBeer Kettles, and Megapot
    • 17 5/8" Diameter with 1 3/4" supports underneath

    Description

    • This false bottom is designed to sit above the spigot of our 15 gallon Heavy Duty Kettle for easy wort removal. These bottoms are sturdy and will allow you to turn your kettle into a mash-tun, or you can use it as a screen to filter out whole hops. Constructed from type 304 stainless steel with 3/32 perforated holes on 5/32 centers. They come with welded on stainless legs (1.75" tall) and a handle for easy removal. Has a diameter of 17 5/8 inches.
  • Strange Brew HOZQ8-1657 Stainless Steel Brewing Kettle, 60 quart, Silver

    Product Features

    • Stainless steel brew pot
    • High quality
    • Lid included

    Description

    • New! 60 quart stainless-steel brewing kettle by polar ware. 60 quart stainless steel brewing kettle, country of origin - United States, manufacturer name - polar ware.
  • Polar Ware 42 Qt Stainless Steel Brew Pot with Lid For Homebrewing

    Product Features

    • Ideal for brewing on the stove or a outdoor cooker!
    • High quality product
    • Manufactured in United States

    Description

    • Ideal for brewing on the stove or a outdoor cooker. Stainless steel brew pot easy to clean. The Product is of good quality. Manufactured in United States.

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

  • HomeBrewStuff Stainless Steel 32 QT Stock Pot Beer Home Brew Kettle with Valve, Thermometer and Bazooka Screen

    Product Features

    • 32 QT Capacity (8 gallons)
    • 18 Gauge Stainless Steel
    • 2.5" Thermomter with 3" Dial
    • Compact Stainless Steel Ball Valve
    • Bazooka Screen

    Description

    • 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 30qt Polarware kettles except they are polished instead of brushed and they hold 2 qt more.
  • Fermenter

    Product Features

    • 6 Gallon Glass Carboy perfect for the fermentation of Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead, or anything else you can think of.
    • Premium glass is not permeable to oxygen and protects your brew. Easy to clean and sanitize.
    • Glass can be scrubbed and will not scratch like plastic. Properly cared for, a glass carboy can last for many years.
    • Guaranteed to arrive in one piece, our thorough packaging protects the carboy in shipping. Should the carboy arrive broken, let us know and we'll replace it.
    • Includes Glass Carboy only. A 6.5 rubber stopper is required, but not included.

    Description

    • Glass carboys are airtight, easily sanitized and do not hold an odor. They can be preferred to plastic buckets and plastic carboys because they do not scratch easily and do not break down over time. If handled carefully, a glass carboy will last decades while giving the same great performance for fermentations. Seal with a Small Universal Stopper or a standard 6.5 rubber stopper.

      Our packaging experts have worked hard to create the best packaging and handling methods for glass carboys, so that this product arrives safe and sound, guaranteed.
  • Fermenter

    Product Features

    • 10 Gallon Fermenter's Favorites Cooler Hot Liquor Tank
    • 10 Gallon Fermenter's Favorites Cooler Mash/Lauter Tun
    • Titan Stainless Steel False Bottom with required hardware
    • Siphon Sprayer and tubing
    • Perfect for all 5 gallon batches; even high-gravity brews. Complete Instructions

    Description

    • The new and improved essential all-grain brewing system is the most affordable introduction to all-grain brewing, loaded with brewing power at an unbelievable price.

      With more brewing space than any other cooler system on the market, the Fermenter's Favorites 10 gallon cooler has a full capacity of 11.7 gallons! Imperial brews, huge grain bills, and the flexibilty to add water for temperature adjustment are all easier than ever with an enlarged mash tun.

      Upgraded to ensure a tight seal, our insulated Fermenter's Favorites Hot Liquor Tank and Mash/Lauter Tun coolers feature silicone-reinforced valve ports for a leak-free brew day. Quick and simple to assemble, the brass ball valves offer superior flow control, minimizing the risk of clogging or stuck sparges.

      Keep grain particles out of your wort. The newly redesigned smooth-edge Titan universal false bottom promotes clear wort while setting up a solid grain bed. You'll have high mash yields and eliminate scratched cooler walls to keep your system pristine.

      Includes:

      Fermenter's Favorites Hot Liquor Tank
      Fermenter's Favorites Mash/Lauter Tun
      Titan Stainless Steel False Bottom
      Bronze Ball Valve Cooler Kit with Barbed Hose Fittings (QTY: 2)
      Siphon Sprayer
      Thermoplastic Tubing 3/8" ID
      Hi-Temp Clear Vinyl Tubing 3/8" ID
      Teflon Tape
      Worm Clamps (x2) Now Included
      Instructions
  • HomeBrewStuff 25 Gallon Heavy Duty SS Home Brewing Kettle w/ Valve & Thermometer Commercial Grade NSF Rating

    Product Features

    • 25 Gallon/100 Quart Capacity All fittings are SS weldless in with 1/2" threads and high temp silicone gaskets.
    • Extra thick!! 1.2 mm thick sidewall and a 5mm thick bottom
    • 1/2" Full Port Ball Valve
    • 3" Brew-Zone Custom Brewing thermometer All SS

    Description

    • These Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Brew Kettles are thick, hearty, and ready to stand up to years of abuse. All fittings are weldless bulkheads with high temp silicone gaskets. A Stainless steel ball valve and 3" Brew-Zone Custom Brewing thermometer All SS are included. Thermometer features a brass thermowell and weldless gasket kit. They Will Last a Lifetime! Constructed from durable, long-lasting 1.2mm stainless steel, these kettles are virtually dent proof. I dented my old "turkey fryer" kettle with a stirring spoon! This is no longer an issue with these beefy, super-thick kettles. The brushed stainless finish will look great for years to come. Tri-Clad Bottom These kettles are built with a tri-clad bottom featuring a 5mm thick aluminum core sandwiched between two layers of 1.2mm stainless steel. Aluminum allows for even heat distribution while the food-grade stainless steel is the only metal in contact with your wort. Even heat distribution eliminates hot spots, which prevents scorching of your malt. Seamless Made from a single piece of metal Kettles are drawn, meaning the kettle is made from one piece of stainless steel. No welded seams. Heavy Duty Handles! The handles on these kettles are just as heavy duty as the rest of the kettle. This is because they are made from rolled stainless steel, which is strong and easy on your hands. * 25 gallon/104 quart capacity * Food Grade Stainless Steel with brushed finish will stay good looking for years * Extra thick!! 1.2 mm thick sidewall and a 5mm thick bottom * 7/8" holes drilled in kettle for valve and thermometer *Weldless bulkhead fittings feature high temp silicone gaskets * 1/2" Full Port Ball Valve * 3" Brew-Zone Custom Brewing thermometer All SS * Includes stainless lid and handles * This kettle is 19.75" Tall x 19.75" wide. Weight: 42.00LBS This kettle is 19.75" Tall x 19.75" wide. Weight: 36.00LBS

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 1124 24-Quart All Purpose Stainless Steel Stockpot with Steam and Boil Basket

    Product Features

    • Surgical Grade 304 Stainless Steel
    • Vented Lid. Heavy Duty Welded Handles.
    • Strongest Perforated Basket available
    • Deep Fry Chicken, Fish and Hushpuppies. Steam and Boil Seafood, Crawfish, Clams, and Vegetalbes.
    • 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 1032 Stainless 8-Gallon Stockpot with Spigot and Vented Lid

    Product Features

    • 32 quart/8gallon capacity
    • Side calibration marks in gallons and quarts
    • 1/2 inch stainless ball valve spigot
    • Stainless vented lid

    Description

    • This Bayou Classic stainless steel 32 quart stockpot has features for cooks and brewers. The 22 gauge stainless steel provides a solid surrounding for boiling, brewing and steaming. The pot features stamped calibration marks along the side of the pot in gallons and quarts and it has a stainless 1/2 inch ball valve spigot. It also comes with a stainless vented lid.
  • Bayou Classic 4034, 34-Qt. Stockpot with Steam/Boil Basket and Vented Lid, aluminum

    Product Features

    • 34-quart aluminum stockpot with vented lid
    • Durable, reliable and versatile; perforated steam/boil/fry basket
    • Made of aluminum
    • Basket sets 3-inches above bottom for steaming; 1.3mm / 16 gauge
    • Measures 16.75-inches in diameter by 11.5-inches in height

    Description

    • Complimenting a true outdoorsman's personality, this pot is durable, reliable, and versatile. The indentation raises the basket above the bottom for steaming or boiling. Use the basket to deep fry chicken, fish or hushpuppies and to steam or boil seafood, clams and vegetables. Use without basket to boil soups, stews, gumbo, jambalaya, and low country boil.

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

  • Blichmann Gas Boilermaker G2 Brew Kettle (10 gal)

    Product Features

    • Heavy gauge, 304 single piece, deep drawn, weld-free American made construction
    • Patent pending G2 linear flow valve allows you to easily fine tune your flow rate
    • A sleek brush finish to hide finger-prints and water stains
    • High-impact glass-filled nylon handles are extremely durable, high temperature resistant, comfortable, and cool to the touch.
    • Includes adjustable viewing angle BrewMometerTM with unique, patented, brewing dial face - the ultimate in brewing convenience

    Description

    • The BoilerMakerTMG2 brew kettles have been completely redesigned from the ground up with world-class American engineering and quality US manufacturing! Using only the best materials, the BoilerMakerTMG2 line of brew kettles is ideal for homebrewing - sacrificing neither features or quality and available in perfect sizes. Bare bones kettles might lure you in with attractive prices. But by the time you add extra equipment you need or want - all standard in the BoilerMakerTMG2 - you'll find our brew kettles are the best value and will be handed down for generations to come! All models carry a limited lifetime warranty and are available in Celsius or Fahrenheit models. This fresh design reflects the Blichmann Engineering passion for quality, ergonomics, aesthetics, performance, and simplicity - from such innovations as the stepped bottom, patented Button LouverTM false bottom, patented HopBlockerTM, patent pending easy to adjust linear flow valve and snap-in dip tube. From subtle, but essential features like handle orientation for easier carrying, cool touch grips and a lid handle that can be conveniently rested on the kettle or anywhere in the brewery.
  • Blichmann G2 Electric BoilerMakers (10 Gallon / 240 V)

    Product Features

    • Heavy gauge, 304 single piece, deep drawn, weld-free American made construction
    • Patent pending G2 linear flow valve allows you to easily fine tune your flow rate
    • A sleek brush finish to hide finger-prints and water stains
    • High-impact glass-filled nylon handles are extremely durable, high temperature resistant, comfortable, and cool to the touch.
    • Includes adjustable viewing angle BrewMometerTM with unique, patented, brewing dial face - the ultimate in brewing convenience

    Description

    • The BoilerMakerTM Electric Brew Pots come pre-punched for easy instillation of the included Blichmann BoilCoilTM immersion heater. Simply plug in a BoilCoilTM immersion heater to an Electric-Tower of PowerTM control module for immediate, high efficiency heat. Ideal for indoor brewing! The BoilerMakerTMG2 line of brew kettles is ideal for homebrewing - sacrificing neither features or quality and available in perfect sizes. Bare bones kettles might lure you in with attractive prices. But by the time you add extra equipment you need or want - all standard in the BoilerMakerTMG2 - you'll find these brew kettles are the best value and will be handed down for generations to come! All models carry a limited lifetime warranty.
  • Blichmann Gas Boilermaker G2 Brew Kettle (7.5 gal)

    Product Features

    • Heavy gauge, 304 single piece, deep drawn, weld-free American made construction
    • Patent pending G2 linear flow valve allows you to easily fine tune your flow rate
    • A sleek brush finish to hide finger-prints and water stains
    • High-impact glass-filled nylon handles are extremely durable, high temperature resistant, comfortable, and cool to the touch.
    • Includes adjustable viewing angle BrewMometerTM with unique, patented, brewing dial face - the ultimate in brewing convenience

    Description

    • The BoilerMakerTMG2 brew kettles have been completely redesigned from the ground up with world-class American engineering and quality US manufacturing! Using only the best materials, the BoilerMakerTMG2 line of brew kettles is ideal for homebrewing - sacrificing neither features or quality and available in perfect sizes. Bare bones kettles might lure you in with attractive prices. But by the time you add extra equipment you need or want - all standard in the BoilerMakerTMG2 - you'll find our brew kettles are the best value and will be handed down for generations to come! All models carry a limited lifetime warranty and are available in Celsius or Fahrenheit models. This fresh design reflects the Blichmann Engineering passion for quality, ergonomics, aesthetics, performance, and simplicity - from such innovations as the stepped bottom, patented Button LouverTM false bottom, patented HopBlockerTM, patent pending easy to adjust linear flow valve and snap-in dip tube. From subtle, but essential features like handle orientation for easier carrying, cool touch grips and a lid handle that can be conveniently rested on the kettle or anywhere in the brewery.
  • Blichmann Gas Boilermaker G2 Brew Kettle (15 gal)

    Product Features

    • Heavy gauge, 304 single piece, deep drawn, weld-free American made construction
    • Patent pending G2 linear flow valve allows you to easily fine tune your flow rate
    • A sleek brush finish to hide finger-prints and water stains
    • High-impact glass-filled nylon handles are extremely durable, high temperature resistant, comfortable, and cool to the touch.
    • Includes adjustable viewing angle BrewMometerTM with unique, patented, brewing dial face - the ultimate in brewing convenience

    Description

    • The BoilerMakerTMG2 brew kettles have been completely redesigned from the ground up with world-class American engineering and quality US manufacturing! Using only the best materials, the BoilerMakerTMG2 line of brew kettles is ideal for homebrewing - sacrificing neither features or quality and available in perfect sizes. Bare bones kettles might lure you in with attractive prices. But by the time you add extra equipment you need or want - all standard in the BoilerMakerTMG2 - you'll find our brew kettles are the best value and will be handed down for generations to come! All models carry a limited lifetime warranty and are available in Celsius or Fahrenheit models. This fresh design reflects the Blichmann Engineering passion for quality, ergonomics, aesthetics, performance, and simplicity - from such innovations as the stepped bottom, patented Button LouverTM false bottom, patented HopBlockerTM, patent pending easy to adjust linear flow valve and snap-in dip tube. From subtle, but essential features like handle orientation for easier carrying, cool touch grips and a lid handle that can be conveniently rested on the kettle or anywhere in the brewery.
  • Blichmann Gas Boilermaker G2 Brew Kettle (55 gal)

    Product Features

    • Heavy gauge, 304 single piece, deep drawn, weld-free American made construction
    • Patent pending G2 linear flow valve allows you to easily fine tune your flow rate
    • A sleek brush finish to hide finger-prints and water stains
    • High-impact glass-filled nylon handles are extremely durable, high temperature resistant, comfortable, and cool to the touch.
    • Includes adjustable viewing angle BrewMometerTM with unique, patented, brewing dial face - the ultimate in brewing convenience

    Description

    • The BoilerMakerTMG2 brew kettles have been completely redesigned from the ground up with world-class American engineering and quality US manufacturing! Using only the best materials, the BoilerMakerTMG2 line of brew kettles is ideal for homebrewing - sacrificing neither features or quality and available in perfect sizes. Bare bones kettles might lure you in with attractive prices. But by the time you add extra equipment you need or want - all standard in the BoilerMakerTMG2 - you'll find our brew kettles are the best value and will be handed down for generations to come! All models carry a limited lifetime warranty and are available in Celsius or Fahrenheit models. This fresh design reflects the Blichmann Engineering passion for quality, ergonomics, aesthetics, performance, and simplicity - from such innovations as the stepped bottom, patented Button LouverTM false bottom, patented HopBlockerTM, patent pending easy to adjust linear flow valve and snap-in dip tube. From subtle, but essential features like handle orientation for easier carrying, cool touch grips and a lid handle that can be conveniently rested on the kettle or anywhere in the brewery.
  • Blichmann Gas Boilermaker G2 Brew Kettle (20 gal)

    Product Features

    • Heavy gauge, 304 single piece, deep drawn, weld-free American made construction
    • Patent pending G2 linear flow valve allows you to easily fine tune your flow rate
    • A sleek brush finish to hide finger-prints and water stains
    • High-impact glass-filled nylon handles are extremely durable, high temperature resistant, comfortable, and cool to the touch.
    • Includes adjustable viewing angle BrewMometerTM with unique, patented, brewing dial face - the ultimate in brewing convenience

    Description

    • The BoilerMakerTMG2 brew kettles have been completely redesigned from the ground up with world-class American engineering and quality US manufacturing! Using only the best materials, the BoilerMakerTMG2 line of brew kettles is ideal for homebrewing - sacrificing neither features or quality and available in perfect sizes. Bare bones kettles might lure you in with attractive prices. But by the time you add extra equipment you need or want - all standard in the BoilerMakerTMG2 - you'll find our brew kettles are the best value and will be handed down for generations to come! All models carry a limited lifetime warranty and are available in Celsius or Fahrenheit models. This fresh design reflects the Blichmann Engineering passion for quality, ergonomics, aesthetics, performance, and simplicity - from such innovations as the stepped bottom, patented Button LouverTM false bottom, patented HopBlockerTM, patent pending easy to adjust linear flow valve and snap-in dip tube. From subtle, but essential features like handle orientation for easier carrying, cool touch grips and a lid handle that can be conveniently rested on the kettle or anywhere in the brewery.