15 Gal. MegaPot 1.2™ Brew Kettle

$259.99

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Why limit yourself to one batch size? The 15-gallon MegaPot 1.2™ brew kettle can accommodate 5 or 10 gallon batches. This 15 gallon kettle allows plenty of space to boil up to 12 gallons of wort. Brew for yourself one day, then whip up a double-batch with a friend the next. This kettle can also serve as a mash tun for 5-7 gallon All-Grain batches using the optional false bottom. While it could handle some 10 gallon recipes, the size may limit the grain bill to low-gravity beers.

Ideal for: bringing 11-12 gallon batches to a full boil. Mash Tun for 5-7 gallon All Grain brewing. Hot Liquor Tank on 15-20 gallon All-Grain systems when paired with a larger mash tun and boil kettle.

If you are adding the Titan™ False Bottom, use the optional IsoFlow™ 3/8" Hose Barb to connect it to the bulkhead using some 3/8" high-temp tubing.

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15 Gal MegaPot 1.2™ w/ ball valve and thermometer

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Why limit yourself to one batch size? The 15-gallon MegaPot 1.2™ can accommodate 5 or 10 gallon batches. This 15 gallon kettle allows plenty of space to boil up to 12 gallons of wort. Brew for yourself one day, then whip up a double-batch with a friend the next. This kettle can also serve as a mash tun for 5-7 gallon All-Grain batches using the optional false bottom. While it could handle some 10 gallon recipes, the size may limit the grain bill to low-gravity beers

Ideal for: bringing 11-12 gallon batches to a full boil. Mash Tun for 5-7 gallon All Grain brewing. Hot Liquor Tank on 15-20 gallon All-Grain systems when paired with a larger mash tun and boil kettle.

If you are adding the Titan™ False Bottom, use the optional IsoFlow™ 3/8" Hose Barb to connect it to the bulkhead using some 3/8" high-temp tubing.

A breakthrough in the world of high quality kettles! MegaPot 1.2™ is a masterpiece, not just another steel pot. Every detail has been thought through to enhance the homebrewing experience. Crafted of stainless steel for ease of cleaning. Stay cool silicone handles on the kettle and lid serve to limit scorching! The handles are riveted in place to aid in lifting a hot liquid-filled pot. No weld failures here! A polished stainless steel band surrounds the upper rim, reinforcing rigidity of the pot while adding a little bling. And that's not all. We've added the feature that every brewer wants in a kettle - graduated volume markers inside the kettle - one at each gallon. No more need for a sight glass! The heart of the kettle is a 4mm thick Tri-Clad bottom- made specifically for even heat distribution. The 1.2 proportion of MegaPot has been scientifically designed to promote a vigorous boil and reduce off-flavors. And last of all, the MegaPot 1.2 logo is stamped on every kettle. When you have the best, show it off!

15 gallons (60 quarts / 56.7 liters)
Diameter by Height: 15.7" x 18.3"
Metric Internal Diameter by Height: 40 cm x 47 cm
Wall Thickness: 1 mm
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Worth the money.
I purchased my 15 gallon megapot a few months ago and have used it several times. The pot is well constructed. I use it for brew in a bag and it holds temperature well. It is quite heavy, so the drain spout for this size pot is a must have option. Overall I am very pleased with my megapot and would definitely rate this as a wise investment.
May 31, 2015
GREAT POT
I HAVE THE 15 GAL. POT WITH THE BALL VALVE AND THERMOMETER AND LOVE IT. ASSEMBLY WAS EASY, YOU JUST HAVE TO REMEMBER THE O RINGS HAVE TO GO NEXT TO THE POT. NO LEAKS FROM DAY 1 TO BREW #16 AND STILL GOING. THANKS TO N.B. I GOT THE POT ON THE BUY $200.00 AND GET $100.00 OFF THE MEGA POT 1.2 DEAL. WITH A POT THIS SIZE I BREW 2 KITS AT A TIME ON THE EDELMETALL BURNER.
May 29, 2015
15 Gal. MegaPot 1.2™ Brew Kettle
An excellent brew kettle that has performed perfectly. Heavy gauge stainless steel and a thick bottom even defies me in trying to burn wort. LOL
September 30, 2015
Quality Product Through-and-Through
I purchased the 8 gal. original Megapot with thermometer and SS valve back in 2011 and have been using it to successfully homebrew 5 gal. batches for four years. I brew with a couple of buddies, though, who each take their share. So we've taken the plunge and stepped up our operation to 10 gal batches. Pro tip: you can't make ten gal. batches in a ten gal. kettle. The Megapot 1.2 has some simple but effective upgrades over the origional. Probably the simplest yet most convenient is the volume marks on the inside of the kettle wall. These are printed on in a serious way so you won't wash them off. Honestly, as much as I like Blichmann gear I see that sight glass they have and just think to myself, "what a pain it will be to clean that thing."The kettle itself is very high quality. I've used it twice so far and I'm loving it. You may think a millimeter is small, but that's a mighty thick wall. And, while I don't know the ASTM speck for the stainless steel, I can tell you all SS is not created equal. I have another (third) pot I use for preheating water. It's SS but it has rust spots and magnets stick to it. Not so with the Megapot. The silicon grips are a nice touch but of less importance to me. I like the pride, though, with which the giant "M" is stamped into the wall of the kettle. It really sharp. Here's a few additional thoughts for you: I bought the 15 Gal. Megapot 1.2 with the SS valve (I have three of these now - I use two for mashing) but not the thermometer. I learned this lesson from my first purchase. At least back in 2011, the thermometer they provide has a probe about 6" long which is great for measuring temperature in the middle of the volume, but conflicts with the wort chiller (copper coil) I use. I drilled my own hole and installed a thermometer with a comparatively stubby probe that I bought from my local home brew shop. BTW, when I say, "I drilled my own hole," this is how I know exactly what a 1 mm wall means, really - not just in a conceptual way. Man that was was tough, and yes I made a pilot hole with a titanium bit the used a step bit. Still it was a real effort. By way of disclaimer, Northern Brewer "encouraged" me to write a review for this product. I received an email asking for the review which offered a $20 discount on my next purchase of $75+ but... the discount was given whether I followed through and wrote a review or not and was not contingent upon a good, bad or lengthy (sorry about that) review.
May 29, 2015
High Quality Product
The 15 gallon MegaPot 1.2 has worked very well for me. It is made of high quality materials which allow great heat transfer. I'm surprised that even with it's thick bottom it is not that difficult to bring wort to a boil. A word of caution, don't scrub like mad on the interior volume markings. They can come off as I've read from other reviews. I generally clean mine with a soft dish rag and dish soap. Some brewers insist on PBW for all cleaning, but I don't find it necessary with a kettle.One thing of importance, this thing is heavy! Put 10 gallons of wort in it and it is a chore to lift or move. A gravity system out of the kettle is highly recommended.This kettle does not have a welded valve connection like some competitors. This is a negative as I've already had the bulk head setup leak a bit. A small turn and tighten and it isn't that bad. I'm just not a fan of gaskets. This one item drops my rating to 4 stars. A welded port would have been more appreciated and I honestly would have purchased a similar product from a competitor, but it wasn't out at the time I chose this one.
June 9, 2015
I like it!
I like to use this MegaPot for larger beers and have the option to go bigger at any time! Quality construction with big grip handles that are insulated to allow for movement or re-positioning during the boil.I had some minor leaking issues with the valve connection but was able to remedy these quickly.
June 25, 2015
Great product for the price
This is a great kettle, highly recommended. I purchased the 15 gallon kettle with the ball value and thermometer and I have used it for 5 and 10 gallon batches. It maintains heat very well and is very easy to clean. It is well constructed, sturdy and very heavy! The ball valve is a great addition as I used to lift my old kettle and pour it into my fermenter after cooling the wort. No chance with this mammoth pot! I have just 2 complaints - 1) the rubber handles have already cracked on one handle. 2) the thermometer leaked during the boil after using this only a couple times. I've purchased some replacement o-rings from Home Depot and will plan to change these out after every few uses to avoid this in the future. If I were to buy this again I would consider not including the thermometer for this reason.
June 2, 2015
Response from Northern Brewer
Bones,

If you are still having leaking problems we'd be happy to assist.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer N
Nice Pot, But.....
I use this as my boil kettle and the pot itself is great. Looks great performs great, however; it is ashame that the valve and temp probe threads aren't welded instead of having to rely on the rubber washers. The washers tend to leak slightly once in a while and I have to reseat them to make the leaks stop. That is why I am giving this pot a 3 star instead of a 5 star. Other than that the pot itself is great.
May 29, 2015
Not as nice as the 20gal
I bought a 20gal for my HLT and loved the awesome build quality, then my friend said he wanted a 15 gal, so I ordered one as a gift, but boy what a huge difference! Firstly it was slightly dented at the bottom(which kudos to NB,they gave me small refund for the issue). But the lid doesn't sit properly on the pot and instead of a flared lip at the top it's straight and is a little sharp. My friend is pretty happy with his new pot but I can't help feeling a little bad for him as he still talks how awesome my 20 is.
February 12, 2016
Poor Quality
I ordered one of these about 2 years ago and love it. I thought I would buy a matching pot and went ahead and ordered a second one. When I took delivery of it, I was disappointed. There was an external dent on the pot and the inside looked like it was beaten with a ballpeen hammer. I sent it back and got a second one sent to me. The second one was worse than the first. It even had gouges and tiny holes on the inside. I sent it back as well and am going a different direction. So disappointed.
January 11, 2016
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I have the 15 gal. pot on order. I am looking to do some 5 gal. recipes in the 15 gal. pot to start out. About how many gallons are needed to reach and utilize the built-in thermometer?
J O on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have a couple of these... the thermo well is at about the 4 gallon mark, maybe a touch more... so if your brewing a 5 gallon batch with a total volume of 7-7.5 gallons your good for all grain. If your extract brewing then your total volume may be a touch low.
Does the pot have two ports if you don't order with thermometer so I can add one later?
H U on Jul 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: NO I believe they are pre-drilled for the thermometer. My recommendation is not to do or use a mounted thermometer. I stick a probe like a meat thermometer over the top that way its not measuring any one spot.
Can this pot be used with an induction burner (eg. Advantco IC3500)?
C A on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea? It is stainless so if your induction stove can transmit heat to stainless...guess your good.
How much dead space in the 15 gal with the megapot false bottom?
ROY Q on Feb 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I do not use the pot for mashing. I use it only to boil and it is excellent.
I'm trying to upgrade my gear while utilizing as much of my current gear as possible. Does this allow me to use my Silver Serpent if I do five gallon batches?
B R on Jan 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Here is the deal. I have the 15 Gal MegaPot and it is great. Brewed a 5 gallon batch and dropped in my wort chiller to cool it. Actually put it in during the last 10 minutes to sanitize it. That where it got dicy. My chiller is curved at the top and points down. So my hoses when down then up over the pot then hung down again and almost melted from the side of the pot. I saved the day however. I ended up bending my copper wort chiller connections up instead of angling down. Then took a wedge on the brim of the pot to point the hose away. all is well. Lesson learned: Do a dry run first before dropping in your Silver Serpent. Still buy the pot. Its great
What ball valve is is included if you choose that as the kettle option.
S C on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Scott,

Thank you for your question. It would come with the IsoFlow kettle valve.

Cheers!
Considering a 15gal pot for mashing. Does the lid come with a notch to allow a recirculating tube set up?
K B on Mar 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thew lid is not notched but you would be able to do it yourself.
How much dead pace is created in the 15 g pot when using a Titan false bottom?
R Y on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That would be 0.143 gallons.
What is the diameter of the base of the pot? Curious to know if it will comfortably fit on my stove
M A on Aug 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is 15.7 inches in diameter.
Is the valve and temp. gauge ports welded?
J A on Aug 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, the valve and thermometer are both weldless for easy assembly and cleaning.

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