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Edelmetall Brü® Kettle

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Introducing the most feature-rich pro-quality brew kettle at an incredible price. Edelmetall Brü® is the first kettle to feature a weldless tangential whirlpool port, allowing you to draw ultra-clear wort into your fermentor.

Zero internal threads for easy cleaning. The Edelmetall Brü® thermometer, tangential whirlpool port and EZ Clean™ Bulkhead have no threads on the kettle interior.

Transfer every last drop of wort. Edelmetall Brü® features our patent-pending IsoFlow™ diptube—a fully-rotating snap-in accessory that draws down to within ⅛” from the bottom of the kettle.

Best of all, the Edelmetall Brü® is equipped with all the features of a pro-quality kettle—304 Stainless Steel, 4mm tri-clad bottom, stay-cool silicone handles, etched gallon markers and the adjustable-angle Edelmetall Brü® thermometer. A kettle fit for a king, yet priced for the people.

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Edelmetall Brü™ Kettle - Stainless Brew Kettle with Tangential Whirlpool port, ball valve, and thermometer

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Everything about the Edelmetall Brü® Kettle makes your beer better and your brew day easier.

The first kettle ever to feature a weldless tangential whirlpool port. The Cyclonic Whirlpool inlet creates a whirlpool to pull debris to the center of your kettle, allowing the transfer of ultra-clear liquid. Better, yet, the constant movement of wort allows rapid chilling and a more effective cold break when used with an immersion chiller.

The revolutionary EZ Clean™ bulkhead is equipped with internal o-rings, allowing the IsoFlow™ dip tube to slide right in. Once installed, it can be fully rotated to your desired position and easily removed for cleaning.

Now featuring pro-quality 304 Stainless Steel.

Wall Thickness: 0.8 mm (8 and 10 gallon), 1.0 mm (15, 20, and 30 gallon)

Kettle Size    Capacity      Diameter   Height
8 Gal. 32 qt. (30.2 L) 12.6" 15.4"
10 Gal. 40 qt. (37.8 L) 14.1" 16.3"
15 Gal. 60 qt. (56.7 L) 15.7" 18.3"
20 Gal. 80 qt. (75.7 L) 17.7" 20.8"
30 Gal. 120 qt. (113.5 L)    19.7" 23.2"
Additional Information
Support Documents: Click here for Edelmetall Brü™ Kettle Complete Instructions
Reviews
4.6 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Good Overall--Revised
I've used this a few times now, and here's my quick review: PROS: The whirlpool port is what is the attracting feature, and it works. The recirculating wort chilled faster than before using my 50' chiller in the same fashion as previous brews. There was more hop sediment in the wort as I drained it, but not so much as to be an issue. Also, I did get the cone of sludge in the center, which is great. There are cheaper kettles with better hardware in this "nicer" kettle market, but none have this whirlpool. The thermometer was spot-on. I did not doublecheck the etchings for the gallon markers (my stainless MLT by another vendor is off by .375 gallon). CONS: The first star comes off because 1) The lid handle does not fit securely over the kettle handles, it merely rests on them. 2) The edges of the lid and kettle are not rolled for added edge strength 3) a provided gasket for inside the kettle is used to create the seal for the whirlpool port hardware 4) not sure how long the copper is going to look good. The lid handle not hanging on the kettle handles is a design mistake IMO. Every other component I have has this feature and I absolutely use it during the brew day so as not to have to place the lid on other surfaces. Since the edges of the lid are not rolled for added strength, one misstep, like hanging the lid on the handles where it will fall at the slightest bump, will result in a dented lid (just like mine is now after my first brew day). The issue with the gasket is that if you can't buy it (I don't see replacements for sale), and it's exposed to serious heat, it will eventually need replacement. If you can't replace it, the kettle will leak, and you have a useless $300 ornament (In fairness, I have heard that they may offer replacements in the future). If it matters, the copper band really showed some darkening spots after the brew day, and they weren't able to be cleaned off. This doesn't really matter that much to me, but I just wanted to mention it. The second star comes off because I received a box that had been opened and re-taped a few times, and when I unpacked it the bottom was all scratched up a bunch. I wanted to be the one to scratch up my new kettle. QA should have caught this. That, or I was shipped a demo. Either way, it took the punch out of getting my Red Rider BB Gun. I could have sent it back, but that's a hassle, and the thing's going to get used anyway...
January 14, 2016
Great Product
I purchased the Edelmetall burner with leg extensions some time ago and when I saw this kettle in the NB catalog when it was first featured, I instantly wanted it. The 3 ports, bulkhead, thermometer and whirlpool are all very easy to assemble and clean. The thermometer is very accurate, which I verified externally, using a thermopen and an alcohol thermometer. I purchased the 10 gallon kettle which actually has an extra 1.75 inches of head space which is important for maxing out a grain bill when doing a BIAB. The first beer I brewed using this kettle was an America buckwheat honey porter and it turned out great! I would highly recommend this product for a brewer on almost any level: if you are a beginner and see yourself moving to BIAB or all grain, consider this an investment. If you BIAB due to space constraints, this would be the only kettle you'd need and it would look sexy as a display piece on top of your cabinets or perched proudly in the corner of your apartment (as in my case). Or if you are an all grain brewer who wants to up your game and get one of the best kettles out there, this Brü Kettle is for you.
January 19, 2016
Love this Kettle
I have to admit this was an impulse buy. No reviews or forums to refer to just pure faith on NB products. I'm glad I got this kettle when I did because the sucker sold out real fast. My buddy was about to get one the next day and they were gone (all sizes). I am loving this kettle. I've made a couple of batches and the tangential port creates a beautiful whirlpool. I just open up the valves, fire up the pump, and walk away for 15 minutes. No leaks from any of the valves. Thermometer is perfectly calibrated. Once the whirl pooling is finished I just let it settle and get a beautiful cone of hop and sediment debris. My wort is now coming out crystal clear and providing me a beautiful clear beer. I've made two Berliner Weisse batches with this kettle and both have come out crystal clear. Great product NB. You've now given the big kettle manufactures a worthy challenge. Cheers!
December 1, 2015
Review of 20 & 15 gallon Edelmetall kettles
I currently have 4 Edelmetall and MegaPot kettles/tuns (or 5 if I include my original no-frills Bayou Classic 8 gal kettle). I primarily brew 10-12 gallon all-grain batches. Most of the year the ground water in South Carolina is very warm making it hard to cool large batches quickly with a plate chiller. Even using an immersion chiller and a bucket of ice to pre-chill the water going to the plate chiller, it is not practical to go directly to pitching temperature. As a practical matter, I usually need to chill the wort down to about 120-140F before I can directly chill to the fermenter. Consequently, I circulate the wort through a plate chiller back to the brew kettle. The Edelmetall kettle is fantastic for this situation. The other obvious benefit is the trub cone. I first purchased the 20 gallon version of the kettle. I was somewhat hesitant about this, having read reviews in which others had problems with leaks from the tangental whirlpool port. For the first couple of batches, I did have minor leaks that were easily overcome by getting the "right" tightness on the tangental whirlpool port nut . Too loose and it leaked. Too tight and it leaked. Finding the Goldilocks tightness solved the problem. After the first few batches it was less finicky and I didn't have any leak issues. I've had very good experience with this kettle. My only criticism is the faintly etched gallon markers. The etching in my 20 gallon kettle is noticeably more faint that the etching in my older MegaPot kettles. It is sometimes takes an effort to read during a boil. Aside from this, I am quite happy with the 20 gallon kettle.

I subsequently bought the 15 gallon version since I occasionally brew 5 gallon batches. The thermometer location in the 20 gallon kettle is not surprisingly too high for a 5 gallon batch. Also, the whirlpool port in the 20 gallon kettle is too high for a 5 gallon batch unless you are purposely aiming for hot side aeration. The 15 gallon kettle is fine for 5 gallon batches and can also accommodate 10 gallon batches. I am happy to recommend both the 20 & 15 gallon versions of the Edelmetall kettle.
May 1, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
QUALITY AND FEATURES
I wanted a 15 gal kettle with a whirlpool port. I got much more. I love the large faced tilting thermometer.. The quality of this kettle is outstanding,
March 13, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Excellent quality BK
I bought the 15 gallon kettle, which is heavy and sturdy. No leakage issues on the ports, and whirlpooling combined with chilling gets me cleaner cool wort in no time flat. I would definitely recommend this one.
April 5, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Brew Kettle worked great!!!
I brew with one of the local brewery brew masters.
He and I used the brew kettle and it worked great.
Brewing again this weekend. Works great!!!!
July 14, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Copper Beauty.
Overall this a great kettle my only gripe is with Northern Brewer not allowing add ons with this kettle like they did the Megapot. Example would be a false bottom and better yet quick disconnects. These have to be ordered separately.
August 8, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Poor volume mark
Really love many of the things about this pot, the vortex port works great with a chugger pump and produces a great trub cone. The only thing that was disappointing was the fluid level markings on the inside of the kettle. Not all of the numerals are visible so you need to find one you can read then count down. Not fun over a boiling pot of wort. Wish they added an external sight glass.
June 12, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
This kettle works great but it took me hours to stop the bottom valve from leaking prior to first use. The whirlpool valve setup is so much better than the bottom port setup. I will probably have to invest in replacement for the bottom setup because I will probably have to cut it out with a sawzall to get it out.
September 12, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Q&A
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How thick is the bottom of the kettle and is it induction ready like my old MegaPot?
J E on Nov 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It has a 4 mm tri clad bottom attached to the 0.8 mm or 1 mm bottom(depending on the size of the kettle). I hope this helps! Let us know if you have further questions!
Can the tangential port be sealed off if I dont want to whirlpool?
Joshua V on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is a ball lock valve that can either be opened or closed, very quick and easy to accommodate.
In to March now and still no idea as to when these will be available? Any chance to source elsewhere? I would really like to purchase one of these over more conventional kettles, but can't.........
K C on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Kentron,

Sorry, we're still waiting for info from the manufacturer on this. We've got the order placed with them, but the kettles haven't been delivered, and the manufacturer hasn't given us an ETA yet either.

Charles
Any idea when you'll have the 8 gallon back in stock?
D O on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello Doug,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! As of right now, the expected ETA is fairly vague. All of the Edelmetall Bru Kettles sold out much faster than we anticipated, so we are working on getting more of those produced. Currently we do not have an exact date, but it will more than likely be sometime in January. I hope that this is helpful, have a wonderful day!
The only instructions under Additional information are for assembly of the temp gauge. Are there instructions for using the pot with pump and chiller?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: we use a chugger pump with the quick connects from the pot to the chugger pump. about 10 minutes from flame out we start run the wort from the bottom valve to the "vortex" port. When we are ready to cool, the quick connect from the vortex port is placed into the therminator. We use the inline thermometer just off the "wort out" port moving it straight into the primary. The vortex port makes for a nice trub cone. We bought the quck connects with high temp silicone tubing and it works nicely. We had to pick up a few extra quick connect fittings for our application but it was worth it.
I want to use this 8 gal pot for BIAB I use 5 gallon paint strainer bags would the paint strainer bags stretch around the top of the pot?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not likely
What direction should the dip tube be located for whirpool? Down or facing left(away from upper port) or facing right(towards upper port)?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The dip tube facing down will be a great position to have it in for the whirlpool. It is the upper port that will cause the whirlpool to form.
Does the kettle come with a heat shield? Is one needed?
William B on Mar 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does not come with a heat shield, but it would be a good idea to use one on some large burners. If not shielded some, the heat from a propane burner can overheat the ball-valve, and that can possibly damage the nylon seals inside it, causing it to leak, or not close fully. The thermometer can also be affected by the extreme heat. A piece of flat steel or other metal is all that's needed, an old license plate actually works well for this! You just want something to keep the heat from cooking the valve, so almost anything can do the trick. I just stick it under the kettle on that side, and it's held in place by the weight of the kettle. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
When is it available again? Can you use it with induction? Is it available with liter markings? Can the diptube be rotated from the outside?
T O on Dec 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 1. I'm not sure when it is available.

2. There are two key components needed for this process to work, though. One, obviously, is electricity. The good news here is that you can get sufficient power out of a standard 120-volt wall outlet to boil wort. The second is that your kettle must be made of a ferromagnetic material  it must have certain amount of iron in it to react appropriately to the magnetic fields. For induction. Most types of stainless steel are induction-compatible (but not all types). Aluminum, copper, and some other steel blends will not work with induction elements. The easiest way to tell if your equipment will work on induction burners is to place a magnet on the bottom of your pot. If the magnet sticks, it will work. I have not tried it on the Edelmetall Bru Kettle yet. Ask the Brewmaster to try it out for you.

3. I don't believe that it has liter markings.

4. No, the dip tube can not be rotated from the outside. It does move easily though. You could use a (long handled) brewer spoon to adjust it.
At what gallon level is the tangential port on the 15 gallon pot?
T R on Dec 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Actually just brewed a 5 gallon batch two days ago. The batch boiled down to exactly 5 gallons and the tangential opening was showing by about 1/4 inch. It still whirlpool fine.
Is there a false bottom available for this kettle?
M I on Nov 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This kettle is designed to be a boil vessel rather than a mash tun. If you wish to use a false bottom with this the Titan false bottoms will work.
What is the maximum gallon for the 20 gallon?
A shopper on Feb 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The volume marks at 20 gallons are close to the very top. To do a boil, you may be able to hold 15 gallons at a boil but you would need to watch it like a hawk!
I would like to plug the hole for the weldless thermowell fitting, as I do not use the thermometer and I don't want the thermowell protruding into the kettle. What is the best way to plug the empty hole?
Jonathan V on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi there,
We don't sell any hardware to do this, but you can find weldless plug kits with a quick internet search. Cheers!
For the 15 gallon model what volume level is minimum for the thermometer to work?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Around 5 or 6
Last posting on availability said Jan of 2016- its now almost October 2016
Any word on availability? Is this something you have made for you (contract) or are you buying from a manufacturer?
can we get a better prediction on when this will be in stock?

thanks
G F on Aug 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we do not have any information on the availability of these at this time. I am very sorry for the inconvenience.
Any idea when this will be available again?
E D on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we do yet know when these will be back in stock.
Can you just buy the tangent whirlpool bulkhead?
I A on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the questions. At this time the whirlpool port is not available separate from the kettle. Sorry for any inconvenience.
It has been a while since there kettles sold out.. Is there a chance that they will be available some time before summer?
E R on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry we do not have an ETA at this time. We will announce the return on Facebook and through our email newsletter.
What if my gasket for the whirlpool hardware fails, are there replacements for sale?
I C on Jan 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are not listed on the website, but in that event we would be able to get that by calling in. The gasket is very durable though.
Does the lid handle hang from the kettle handles securely?
I C on Jan 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The lid will rest using the handles, similar to megapots and tall boys. Cheers!
Are the edges of the boil kettle lid and the opening of the boil kettle itself rolled for added strength?
I C on Jan 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These are structural. The bands are rivet and welded. I hope this helps!
Any word yet on when these will be available again? Thanks!
K L on Jan 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jake,

Sorry, we're still waiting for an official ETA on these!

Cheers,

Charles
What kind of pump is recommended, or has been used with success?.
K H on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Heather,

I would recommend the steelhead pump. http://www.northernbrewer.com/the-steelhead-pump
Are any of these kettles compatible with Blichmann boil coils?
M H on Dec 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not out of the box. If you are a capable and enterprising sort and have the tools then you could drill the requisite holes. However as it comes it is not intended for use with the Boil Coils.
Does anyone know how long the kettle will be sold out?
M E on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mike,

Thanks for the question. Unfortunately right now we do not have an ETA for the kettle. We apologize for any inconvenience.
How is the tangential whirlpool port used?
S T on Nov 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The whirlpool port is used in a recirculation step during before or after chilling. You need a high temp pump to recirculate the wort back into the whilpool port which helps produce clear wort into the fermentor. Cheers! James J.
Any idea when the 30 gallon will be back in stock?
Are there any plans to make matching kettles without the tangential port to use for hlt and mash tun?
C H on Nov 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello Aaron

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! Although production is working on more Edelmetall Kettles

we are not completely sure when they will be back in stock. They sold much faster than we had anticipated! As far as production goes on matching Mash Tuns

and HLT's

I believe that it is in the works

but I am not sure what the time frame will be. I wish I had more definite answers for you! Have a great day!
I am trying to set up my kettle and the diptube is a little difficult to get into the bulkhead. Am I doing something wrong?
C O on Nov 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Inserting the diptube can be difficult at first. The o-rings are intentionally tight to create a perfect seal even after they wear in from use. We suggest inserting the diptube into the bulkhead prior to tightening it to the kettle. It can be eased by wetting the diptube with sanitizer (water would work too).

If your bulkhead is already installed in the kettle: fill up the bottom of the kettle with hot sanitizer (past the bulkhead). Let the hot sanitizer run through the bulkhead and the diptube should slide right in.
Is this kettle induction capable?
C P on Nov 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The kettle does work on induction heat plates! Cheers! James J.
Are the ball valves 1/2 NPT?
J S on Nov 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are 1/2" NPT

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