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10 Gal. MegaPot 1.2™ Brew Kettle


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The 10-gallon MegaPot 1.2™ is a brew kettle for the long haul. The 10 Gallon size will easily boil a 5-7 gallon batch with plenty of room to avoid a boil over. It is also ideal for the Brew-In-A-Bag method. The optional false bottom allows this kettle to serve as a mash tun for 5 gallon All-Grain systems and has enough space for most beer recipes. If you eventually expand to 10 gallon batches, this kettle can serve as a Hot Liquor Tank when paired with a larger mash tun and boil kettle.

Available with weldless ball-valve or ball-valve and thermometer.

Now features IsoFlow™ Single Piece Bulkhead fittings!
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Ideal for: 5 to 7 gallon batches, but with plenty of space for Brew-In-A-Bag methods as well. Mash Tun on 5 gallon All-Grain systems or as a HLT on a 10 gallon system.

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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10 Gal MegaPot 1.2™ w/ ball valve and thermometer

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The 10-gallon MegaPot 1.2™ is a homebrew kettle for the long haul. The 10 Gallon size will easily boil a 5-7 gallon batch with plenty of room to avoid a boil over. It is also ideal for the Brew-In-A-Bag method. The optional false bottom allows this kettle to serve as a mash tun for 5 gallon All-Grain systems and has enough space for most beer recipes. If you eventually expand to 10 gallon batches, this kettle can serve as a Hot Liquor Tank when paired with a larger mash tun and boil kettle.

Now features IsoFlow™ Single Piece Bulkhead fittings!

Ideal for: 5 to 7 gallon batches, but with plenty of space for Brew-In-A-Bag methods as well. Mash Tun on 5 gallon All-Grain systems or as a HLT on a 10 gallon system.

If you are adding The False Bottom for 10 Gal. MegaPot 1.2™  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!

10 gallons (40 quarts / 37.8 liters)
Diameter by Height: 14.1" x 16.3"
Metric Internal Diameter by Height: 36 cm x 42 cm
Wall Thickness: 0.8mm
Additional Information
Support Documents:No
4.5 / 5.0
123 Reviews
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Good but not great
Great quality pot overall. Heavy duty construction, feels quality. Biggest complaints are in the extras: Could not for the life of me get the thermometer to not leak. This is a huge issue which is making me regret my purchase. Also, the thermometer isn't highly useful because of the awkward angle, need to squat down to read it each time. Wish I hadn't upgraded, wish NB would send me a plug for the thermometer hole and i can go back to using my trusty floating thermometer. Other complaint would be the internal gallon markers. After one use, they appear to be fading. Probably won't hold up over time.
June 21, 2017
5 months ago
Solid stuff
I used it right out of the box and it leaked a bit at the thermometer, but it was super easy to fix with a couple of wrenches. Test first with water before adding wort! Works great now. Solid, even and quick heating. Handles are touchable even at full boil. One of my favorite pieces of kit.
February 23, 2017
over 2 years ago
After using this about 5 times in less than 5 months it has started to develop quite a bit of rust inside the kettle. Mostly towards the rim. I am very good about cleaning and drying the kettle. I would not recommend this product.
July 21, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
Mike,Thank you for your review. We sorry to hear your Megapot is having rust issues. We do have options we can explore. Passivating Stainless Steel could allow the oxygen in the atmosphere to reform the chromium oxides that make it Stainless steel. This is one of our favorite topics, so we will be in touch to see how we can help.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Great Upgrade
I was using an 8 gal MegaPot and had a slight boil over. I upgraded to the 10 gallon MegaPot with a ball valve. No more boiling over and no more syphoning.
October 3, 2015
Great brew kettle!
Quality brew pot. Heavy gauge stainless steel with a smooth finish, which makes cleaning much easier than the rough aluminum pot I had before. The stainless ball valve works great with no leaks. Gallon markers are great. Lid is very sturdy. The rubber coated handles do not get hot at all. I do wish it would come with some sort of dip tube, though, as the valve is fairly high off the bottom.
September 30, 2015
It's like the best pot ever. For sure. From the graduation marks internally to the rubber gripped handles... to the high quality spout and thermometer. This pot rules. Get it, no regrets here.
January 29, 2017
9 months ago
So Far So Good
I have used this kettle twice now (one extract and on all-grain) and I am definitely happy with it. Very easy to assemble and durably made.
September 30, 2015
Great quality, impressed with the measurement etching
April 23, 2017
7 months ago
Very good quality pot
Very good quality pot. The bottom seems thick enough to avoid burning and the handles are attached well. Both the valve and thermometer haven't leaked since I bought this. I'm using this as my HLT in my HERMS system, so cleanup is simple. It is deeper and narrower than my other 10 gallon pot, so I use that one instead for my boil kettle to increase surface area and evaporation. Otherwise, I can't find a flaw in this pot.
October 3, 2015
Great product!
Enjoying using the new 20Gl Megapot that gives you instant feedback on temperature. Coupled with the burner I have complete control of my wort.
Great IPA brewed in my 10Gl Megapot !
Great equipment
January 10, 2017
10 months ago
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What size tubing fits the hose barb on the ball valve sold as an option for this kettle?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The tubing size for the barb is a 1/2 inch. I use a high temp tubing for water transfers for mash and sparging
1/2" ID Silicone High Temp Tubing
On the 10 Gallon pot, how many gallons deep does the liquid have to be before the liquid contacts the thermometer
P M on Jan 17, 2016

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! The liquid covers the thermometer at just over 4 gallons. I hope that this helps! Have a great day!
is it ok to brew 5 gallon wort in a 10 gallon boil kettle?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Generally the design of the 10 gallon pot is to accommodate producing 5 gallons of wort specifically if you are using the all grain method. But it is also ideal for the (BIAB) boil in a bag or a modified mash with extract.
If you tried to use this as a grain tun would you lose a lot of heat over 60 minutes requiring top ups with hot water?
M A on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have 3 megabit 10 gallon kettles_one for hot liquor tank, one for my mash tun, and one for the boil kettle. I have a false bottom and a fly sparring/recirculating sprayer on top that I use with my pump to recirculate, vorlauf and sparge. I have found that it holds the temperature nicely for the mash, recirculating and heating the water to about 170 for mash out. I do not have to add more water.. I haven?t brewed in very cold weather however. It functions as well as my 10 gallon cooler/mash tun with the added ability to step mash, recirculate, etc.
How far off the bottom of the 10 gallon mega pot do you drill a hole for the thermometer?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We punch the hole at roughly 5 5/8" from the bottom on the outside of the kettle.
what is the diameter including the spigot?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The diameter of the kettle is 14.5" The spigot sticks out another 3.5" and with the valve open the valve will stick out 5" The handles stick out 2" on each side.
Anyone know if I'll be able to boil a full boil 5 gallon batch on my indoor stove? I do have a fairly strong burner that currently boils 4 gallons in my cheap aluminum pot.
Josh S on Mar 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Tough to say without knowing the BTU's your stove puts out. I can say that when I switched from 3 gallon extract to 5 gallon full boil I needed to get an outside burner to handle it as even spanning across 2 "burners" of my electric stove, I couldn't get a boil with 5 gallons in my initial tests.
Can this be submersed halfway without damaging the thermometer? I get a great crash-cool in my swimming pool in the winter.
A shopper on Jan 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That always makes me nervous, so I wrap in a zip-loc baggie and strap electrical tape around it when I submerse mine. I only submerse it just below the surface, so there is not a lot of pressure. So far, so good. It seems like a well sealed thermometer, but its pretty easy to keep it dry so why bother testing its waterproof-ness, right? Anyway, LOVE the pot, heats quickly and evenly, handles are touchable even at full boil. Super solid, well made stuff. You'll love it.
I got the MegaPot with ball valve & thermometer. There were instructions for connecting the ball valve, but none for the thermometer. I assume the thermometer connection is similar to the ball valve (o-rings on inside and outside in contact with pot, but the thermometer also came with a washer. Does that go on the inside? Also, the thermometer came with teflon tape. Is that necessary?
K A on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The assembly for that is the same as the bulkhead, just with the washer between the oring and the thermometer on the outside of the kettle. The teflon tape is only needed if there is a slight leak on the thermometer threads after installation.
I have an induction electric cooktop. Is this pot compatible?
K I on Jul 16, 2016

Thank you for your question. Yes our Megapots are induction ready.

What is the total height to the top of the lid handle with the lid on? I'm thinking about ordering the 10 gallon for use on my gas stove. I have 18.3 inches of clearance from the the burner to the microwave.. I'm in NYC now so I can have a propane burner ... but still want to be able to at least do 5 gallon all grain batches
B E on May 1, 2016

The overall height of the kettle with the lid is approximately 20.5 inches and without the lid it is 18.5 inches. Another option for brewing all grain with limited space would be to use a smaller say 8 gallon kettle for a lauter tun, and a cooler for a mash tun. I hope that this helps, let us know if you have any further questions!
When you order the pot with only the ball valve, is the hole/port there for installing a whirlpooling fitting?
bradm on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, that would be the sort of thing you may need to do yourself, or have done. We don't currently offer those kettles with an extra port for that purpose, sorry. One way to set up a whirlpooling system is to make a copper tube that bends down into the wort at an angle, that you hang over the edge of the kettle, fed from your pump. Using this sort of device would also speed up cooling if an immersion chiller was used. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
Does the ball valve have female 1/2" NPT on both sides, and then there is a male 1/2" NPT to 1/2" barb? The pictures don't show the ball valve up close. I want to replace the barb with a female quick disconnect.
N B on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The ball valve does have 1/2 inch NPT female threads on both sides. The Isoflow bulkhead has 1/2 NPT threads on the outside and 5/8 inch threads on the inside to allow for the larger diameter of the dip tube. Quick disconnects will work with the ball valve.
What is the trick to installing the dip tube into the bulkhead for the ball valve ? I tried for at least half hour to no avail
to install it. I used CIP Sanitary Lubricant and that didn't work either.
T H on Oct 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Wetting the o-ring and twisting back and forth while installing for the first time is very helpful. It goes in with a bit more ease as it starts to break in. Try to ensure that the diptube is going straight in and not at an angle.

Gabe from NB.
what is the country of origin?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are made in China.
I have a fairly powerful burner on my stove for it being a NG indoor range. I am able to boil 4 gallons now in my cheap aluminum pot. My question is does anyone have a clue if I'd be able to do a full boil 5 gallon batch with this on my stove or will it require an outdoor LP burner?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I was able to boil 5 plus gallon batches in my Mega-Pot on our old stove that had a 16000 BTU burner. Our new stove with 20000 BTU burners is faster. You can use more heat without worrying about scorching due to the clad bottom. More BTUs will get it boiling faster, but any stove should be able get it boiling and maintain a rolling boil.
My thermometer is leaking. Should I just keep tightening it? It's leaking between washer and nut on back of the thermometer. I don't want to over tighten. I even re did all assembly on it. Just a super slow drip. Not dissatisfied at all, just curious. Thanks!
Adam B on Jan 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I did have the same issue initially. I took it apart and tightened it very tightly. It has worked great since. I just brewed with it this weekend.
Will this pot work on an induction burner? If a magnet sticks to the bottom it...looking to go induction and my current 'stainless steel ' pot won't work.
A shopper on Dec 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I doubt it will work on an induction burner. No magnetic material that I can detect.
Is it ok to use the stainless brewpot with siphon as a priming bucket on bottling day? Just not sure if metal vs. plastic would affect anything.
C A on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Cleaned and sanitized stainless steel would be a fine thing to use. The kettle dimensions and valve height off the bottom would result in it being harder to get all the beer out. It's kind of an over engineered solution to an issue that a bottling bucket is designed for...so I think it would be more of a hassle than the bottling bucket is worth. I hope this helps! Cheers! James J.
How far from the bottom of the pot is the ball valve located? I would like to use this pot with the Blichmann HopBlocker and it requires the valve to be 3" from the bottom.
J O on Oct 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: When we drill these pots the hole is approximately 1/2" from the bottom. You basically need the exact same dip tube as a boilermaker

or a dip tube with the same diameter and same height. Or it could be modified to fit.
Is this pot induction ready?
J T on Aug 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does work with induction. If using a portable induction cooker, make sure it is large enough to safely support the size and weight of the kettle when in use.

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