MegaPot 1.2™ Brew Kettle with Ball Valve / Thermometer

SKU: U42008X
29 Review(s)

A breakthrough in the world of high quality kettles! MegaPot 1.2™ is a masterpiece. 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 included ball valve allows precise flow-control of your wort into the fermenter. Or, add a pump, quick-disconnects, and high-temperture tubing to safely transfer hot liquids around your home brewery.

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!

Capacity Diameter x Height  Metric Internal Diameter by Height
8 gallon 12.6" x 15.4" 32 cm x 38 cm
10 gallon 14.1" x 16.3" 36 cm x 42 cm
15 gallon 15.7" x 18.3" 40 cm x 47 cm
20 gallon 17.7" x 20.8" 45 cm x 52 cm
30 gallon 19.7" x 23.2" 50 cm x 58.5 cm


Valve and Thermometer Height (as measured from bottom of kettle):
Valve :1-3/4" | Thermometer: 5-1/2"

Wall Thickness:
8 & 10 gallon : .8 mm | 15 gallon and larger: 1 mm

MegaPot 1.2 Brew Kettle with Ball Valve / Thermometer

Customer Reviews

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Exactly what I was looking for Review by Justin
This thing is huge. Very well made. I did not experience any leaks and after one brew, the thing looks good as new after some pbw. Went with the 10 gallon, didn't get the thermometer, now I wish I had. (Posted on 3/23/15)
Well Made Review by Tyler
I got the 8 gallon pot and I am very pleased with it. It is well built and once assembled did not leak. Just big enough for my wort chiller to fit in there. Very pleased with how robust this kettle is and really enjoy the thermometer and ball valve. (Posted on 2/6/15)
A Fantastic Brew Kettle Review by Michael
I have the 8-gallon model, received as a gift. It has the thermometer and ball valve.

It's a handsome, sturdy, but not overly heavy brew kettle (though it'll naturally get heavy when filled with wort).

Assembly was easy, but I had to remove and reassemble the thermometer and ball valve seals a couple of times each to get the pot to the point where it wouldn't drip slowly. I recommend using teflon tape everywhere to help seal things, and not tightening the assemblies too much as this seems to promote leaking.

I definitely recommend assembling this, filling it about half way with water (enough to cover the thermometer completely) and letting it sit for a while. If you see drips, drain it, remove and reassemble things, and try again.

Once assembled, it worked very well. I've made 2.5 gallon and 5 gallon batches in it, using my kitchen stove (a Samsung with Fast Boil technology).

I was able to get my Silver Serpent wort chiller to slip in under the thermometer. It was able to cool the wort down to 80F in a manner of a few minutes while inside this kettle.

Not a cheap product, but IMHO a well-made and good one. (Posted on 1/11/15)
Great product but follow video Review by Vent
This pot is everything you need. Graduation marks, ball valve, insulated handles.

I did have leaking on the valve like other people have reported. My advice to this is follow the video on NB's site on how to assemble it. The instructions that came with my pot were backwards from the video and leaked quite a bit. I also suggest teflon taping all threading during the assembly. Before I did that I had leaking from the lug nut outside of the pot.

After following the video and taping the threads no leaks. Great product so far and looks like it will last a long time. (Posted on 12/21/14)
no brewing, valve leaking issue Review by DA
Well, I'll be happy to write a better review when I get the leaking valve/silicon o-ring issue fixed. I've not been able to brew because I cannot get the valve to not leak, I followed the directions, I talked to a NB tech, I'll contact NB again. Now I understand why some people advocate a welded valve and/or thermometer for a brew kettle. I'm concerned that even if I get the valve to not leak, if I move it at all while adding/removing a hose, it will leak more. I will come back to this review to post an update. (Posted on 11/13/14)
Great Kettle Review by Mike
I have had this kettle for about a year now. It is amazing. Very good construction, heavy pot. Easy to put the gauge and ball valve on. The graduations inside the pot are a great addition to this kettle. They seem to be very accurate and they don't rub off when cleaning. The handles are nice because of the coating they do not get hot to the touch. Now i just need a false bottom for it!! (Posted on 11/5/14)
Awesome Pot, high quality, heavy bottom for heat displacement Review by David
I've owned standard pots, and cutoff kegs 15.5. This was a great improvement. Good shipping, packaged well in double boxes to prevent damage and scratches. I bought the two 30 Gallon full grain bad boy system. 4.5 stars as the only thing it can really use as an option for a inside pickup tube : Whirlpool / Side Pickup tube for inside each pot - a simple 1/2 OD Stainless tube with compression Male NPT to Stainless 1/2, so you don't waste 2 gallons of fluid. Would be nice if you had these parts. (Posted on 10/31/14)
epic pot!!! Review by shawn
had to do a special order in order to get a Blichmann brewmometer instead of the stock thermometer. of course northern brewer was awesome in this aspect. had a few shipping mishaps getting the proper accessories to install the brewmometer but everything got worked out eventually. again, northern brewers costumer service is second to none! got everything installed, no leaks, and did a boil test. perfect! love this thing!!! the lid is tight, the rubber handles mean no more oven mits! was able to boil 6.5 gallons of water in a little over 30 minutes. this thing is a beast! next upgrade, mash tun. (Posted on 9/17/14)
Great kettle once set up correctly Review by Jim
I recently bought the 10g version. I'll start by saying this is a very high quality kettle that looks great. I bought mine with a false bottom to filter out leaf hops. The false bottom fits perfectly, really tight fit.

My initial attempt at installing the thermometer and ball valve ended up in a leaking boil. After that happened, I disassembled both the ball valve and thermometer from the kettle, removed both outside o-rings, added food grade silicone lubricant to the 2 inside o-rings, teflon taped the through screw grooves, and re-installed with both o-ring nuts on the inside of the kettle. I can now tighten both very tight without ruining the o-rings. Both thermometer and ball valve are nice and secure with no leaks.

There's so much heat on the outside o-rings from the burner. They just torch and lose their shape.

The only other thing I'd do different is order without the thermometer and just buy it separately. My thermometer hazed up slightly at parts after first use. It also is really not worth the $50 extra.

Overall, this is a great kettle that I'm very glad I bought. The 10g size is awesome for all grain brews. No more micromanaging the boil status to keep from boiling over.
(Posted on 8/24/14)
Great Sturdy Pot for my BIAB Review by Gavin
Very solid and I am totally pleased with this product. My one minor complaint and this is solely down to my inexperience as a brewer, is that I should have just had the holes drilled and in different places as other reviewers have done without the purchase of additional fittings. I would have been able to customize the pot more to my current spec. No worries it still works great. Have added a DIY dip tube (SS 90 elbow and the supplied 1/2" male NPTx 1/2" hose barb replacing the standard coupling) and an F cam lock on the valve. No leaks whatsoever but did use Teflon on all fittings. I wish I had a hole for a sightglass, not wanting to risk damaging my pot drilling the hole without a press. I will live without one. Not really needed owing to he internal markings in any case. (Posted on 8/13/14)

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