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MegaPot 1.2™ Brew Kettle

MegaPot 1.2™ Brew Kettle

Product Review (submitted on November 1, 2013):
For review sake, I bought the 8 gallon, with no fittings.

This thing is strong and does not feel cheap at all. I was a little bummed the Tall Boy wasn't in stock, but was willing the pay the extra price for some of the added touches this kettle has. The silicone handles are key because this thing gets hot as hell! At first I was hesitant to pay the extra price for just the handles. However, now that I have used this with a full 5.5 gallon boil, I can't imagine not having the coated handles. They provided an essential grip when lifting a huge pot full of hot wort.

There was no boil over, no scorch, and we lost very, very little to evaporation. It cleaned up really well. It also did come packaged great and I really feel I invested well. This is something I know I will have for a few years. I have even made 2 smaller all grain batches with it and a grain bag built for a 12"x12" provided to be an awesome fit.

There was a con - perhaps not con, but just some things to be aware of. First, if you do get it without fittings and do full gallon boils, this thing gets heavy. That's a plus as in it's certainly not a cheap piece of equipment, just be very careful and maybe have a friend help you. My old cheap pot I could lift full, but this bad boy I certainly need help with.

Secondly, and this really depends on your setup, it took a good while to get heated up. Now I use my kitchen stove - not really ideal for this, but just a head's up for anyone like me waiting to invest in a burner.

In a nutshell, I'm glad I got this over the Tall Boy.