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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HomeBrewStuff 15 Gallon Kettle Hot Liquor Tank Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Beer Brewing

    Product Features

    • Shatter Proof Polycarbonate Sight Glass
    • 15 Gallon/60 Quart Capacity
    • All fittings are 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 and 3" SS thermometer

    Description

    • HEAVY DUTY 60 qt (15 gallon) Stainless Steel boiling kettle converted into the ultimate Hot Liquor Tank for the serious brewer!! Features Two weldless ports on the bottom one for the valve and one for a Shatter proof Polycarbonate sight glass, this extra fitting allows easy conversion for HERMS systems. EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED! HOT LIQUOR TANKS include a Polycarbonate Sight Glass and a high quality 3" Custom Brewing thermometer All SS. A Stainless Steel ball valve is also included. These tanks can be used in Gravity flow or pump driven systems. These kettles represent both beauty and brawn. With their brushed finish, seamless interior, and chunky appearance these kettles are absolutely beautiful. However they also live up to their Heavy- Duty name with a tri-clad bottom, extra-thick-gauge stainless steel, and strong, easy-to-grab handles.

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


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  1036 Stainless Steel Stockpot, 36 Quart

    Product Features

    • 36-quart stainless stockpot 13.5 by 15 inches
    • Stockpot: 0.8mm / 20 gauge

    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 1122 122-Qt. Stainless Steel Stockpot with Boil Basket

    Product Features

    • Surgical Grade 304 Stainless Steel
    • Vented Lid. Heavy Duty Welded Handles
    • Strongest Perforated Basket available. Perfect for Backyard Parties and Tailgating
    • Deep Fry Chicken, Fish and Hushpuppies. Steam and Boil Seafood, Crawfish, Clams, and Vegetables
    • Size : 21.25 d x 19 h inches
    • This stainless steel pot also may be used for cooking large batches of soups and gumbos

    Description

    • This Stainless Steel Stockpot features a Vented Lid, Heavy Duty Welded Handles, and a Perforated Basket. Use basket to boil seafood, clams, and vegetables. Perfect for crawfish and shrimp boils!
  • Bayou Classic 4060 60-Quart All Purpose Aluminum Stockpot with Steam and Boil Basket

    Product Features

    • Commercial Strength Aluminum
    • Vented Lid. Heavy Duty Riveted 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 Stockpot is the perfect addition to any cooking environment indoors or outdoors! The Steam-Boil-Fry Stockpot has an indentation that raises the basket 1.75 inches above the bottom for steaming or boiling. Use the basket to deep fry chic

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 (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 G2 Electric BoilerMakers (15 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 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 (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 Gas Boilermaker G2 Brew Kettle (30 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.