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#1 Poptop

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:06 AM

A gift from my beautiful wife for my birthday should be here today.  I'm excited to move to this tool but sad to find my keggle a new home.  It's gotten me through 119 batches.  But with the BIAB set up and the cut out on the keggle, it limits me to about 12 pounds of grain.  Having a larger diameter and straight sides on the Megapot will make a big difference in volume and ease to drain off the wort.  Yay me.  Are any of you's guys using the Mega?


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:25 AM

I just picked my 3rd one yesterday. (in the same boat with my keggles.) Haven't used them yet, but, oh, I can't wait- waiting for the weather to break, so i can finish my electric set up. buddy of mine has a 10 gallon version, that he brought over during group brews. it was a breeze to clean compared to a keggle set up. made me a believer in those brand of pots. sucker was heavy, but a joy to work with. 

 

the kettles are drilled out, been cleaned and passivized, and ready to go. 


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:31 AM

I just picked my 3rd one yesterday. (in the same boat with my keggles.) Haven't used them yet, but, oh, I can't wait- waiting for the weather to break, so i can finish my electric set up. buddy of mine has a 10 gallon version, that he brought over during group brews. it was a breeze to clean compared to a keggle set up. made me a believer in those brand of pots. sucker was heavy, but a joy to work with. 

 

the kettles are drilled out, been cleaned and passivized, and ready to go. 

 

Good on you man, that's awesome.  Agree on the keggle; heavy to work with and a bitch to clean, will definitely be a little easier with so much open access.

 

I wondered about the passivizing of the steel.  So you're saying it's done?


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:38 AM

Good on you man, that's awesome.  Agree on the keggle; heavy to work with and a bitch to clean, will definitely be a little easier with so much open access.

 

I wondered about the passivizing of the steel.  So you're saying it's done?

I gave a good PBW soak and rinse after modifying the kettles, to clean off any manufacturing oils, etc. then, did an hour soak, filled to the brim with sani-clean (low foam star-san). from what i read on the interwebs, this is an effective away to treat the stainless, then do it once a year afterwords. I'm sure a PBW cycle and a hour boil with water will do the same thing- but didn't want to spend the time waiting for 15 gallons to boil on a propane burner. 


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:49 AM

Assume regular Starsan would be just fine to introduce a little acid?


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:51 AM

Assume regular Starsan would be just fine to introduce a little acid?

correct sir. 


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:59 AM

This was included in my spike kettles.

 

https://spikebrewing...ent-before-use-


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 08:00 AM

A gift from my beautiful wife for my birthday should be here today.  I'm excited to move to this tool but sad to find my keggle a new home.  It's gotten me through 119 batches.  But with the BIAB set up and the cut out on the keggle, it limits me to about 12 pounds of grain.  Having a larger diameter and straight sides on the Megapot will make a big difference in volume and ease to drain off the wort.  Yay me.  Are any of you's guys using the Mega?

 

If you're BIAB, why are you draining off the wort?


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 08:12 AM

correct sir. 

 

Good to know, thank you

 

This was included in my spike kettles.

 

https://spikebrewing...ent-before-use-

 

Great clarification as well.  

 

If you're BIAB, why are you draining off the wort?

 

What I mean is that as I hoist up the bag, the narrow cut out on the keggle prevents me from having too much grain that would otherwise not fit through the opening.  Also making twisting/squeezing the bag difficult and messy.  That issue will be resolved.  I got a lot of use from the keggle.  Time to move on.

 

And I said it hahaha.  I squeeze the bag :)


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 08:18 AM

Thanks, that makes sense.

 

I'm a squeezer too...can't waste precious wort ;)


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 08:29 AM

^^ amen


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