MegaPot 1.2™ All-Grain Brewing System
The ultimate all-grain system for the aspiring pro brewer. Every component is commercial quality. Modeled from pilot batch systems used in some of our favorite homegrown craft breweries, the Megapot 1.2™ System is designed for best-of-the-best expert homebrewers.
Master homebrewing with best-in-class technology. Every detail of MegaPot 1.2™ ensures your beer is brewed the way you intend it to be: even-heating, plenty of head space, internal volume markings, built-in thermometer and ball valve, and a ratio scientifically ideal for eliminating wort loss to boil-off.
It's built for perfecting the most challenging aspects of brewing, from decoction mashing to flow rates, efficiency, extraction and beer recipe experimentation. Make your own recipes and then make them better than you ever dreamed possible.
Craft commercial-quality beer every time you brew thanks to a number of design features. Precision temperature control with direct-heating of the Mash Tun and Hot Liquor Tank. Sleek all-stainless components stand up to the rigors of heavy use. The no-clog Imperial Sparge Arm offers impressive extraction, paired with all-stainless ball valves for maximum flow control. Brew with extreme heat and pressure using all-silicone tubing that will not sag or kink. All the while, you'll be able to monitor flow and clarity through the translucent hose. Achieve consistent and repeatable results every time.
Pilot your first pro-grade batch with the system that is the foundation for a new generation of professional brewers.
- 10 Gallon System is ideal for 5 gallons of beer.
- 15 Gallon System is ideal for 5-10 gallons of beer.
- 20 Gallon System is ideal for 10-15 gallons of beer.
- 30 Gallon System is ideal for 15-20 gallons of beer.
Note: If making mostly high gravity / high abv beers it is best to get the system that is double your batch size. The 20 Gallon system will be the best choice for high abv 10 gallon batches.
40603 - 10 Gallon
- Dual-ported MegaPot 1.2™ Hot Liquor Tank, equipped with single-piece IsoFlow Fittings & Dial Thermometer
- Dual-ported MegaPot 1.2™ Mash/Lauter Tun, equipped with single-piece IsoFlow Fittings & Dial Thermometer
- Matching MegaPot 1.2™ sizes for Hot Liquor Tank and Mash/Lauter Tun.
- Imperial Sparge Stainless Steel Adjustable Sparge Arm
- Titan Stainless Steel False Bottom
- 3/8" ID Silicone High-Temp Tubing
- 3/8" ID Braided Silicone High-Temp Tubing
I have no major issues with the system. I purchased the 15 gallon system because in my research people recommended to buy bigger in case you want to move above 5 gallon batches. The only issue with the 15 gallon system is when brewing 5 gallon batches the mash tun thermometer is too high. I wish it was off set and lower. Or you can mix and match there is really no reason to have a 15 Gallon mash tun with even to brew 10 gallon batches. If I had to do it again I would price out mixing and matching kettles. No instruction was a bit annoying but not a big deal with plenty of youtube videos to verify. The only part I verified was cutting the high temp hose to fit the false bottom.
I purchased a 15 gallon MegaPot 1.2 to go with my three tier brew sculpture. It came with 1/2" ball valve and weld less thermometer. I've brewed 2 batches since purchasing and so far I'm very satisfied.
Everything looks good but the kit does not come with any assembly or "how to" instructions. Obviously you can get somebody to help you or look up stuff on YouTube but it is the first time I have bought something that does not come with any sort of support,
I sent an e-mail to customer support and they sent me a 5 year old YouTube video that uses plastic coolers.
This system lacks a thermometer valve for the Hot Liquor Tank. If I’d realized this, I wouldn't have purchased it, as you must heat your strike water in a regular kettle and transfer it, which is not practical for a correct tiered system.
You need to cut some of the smaller tubing included to make a hose for the false bottom. They should include a small pre-cut hose for this purpose and don’t mention this in the YouTube video. They don’t include instructions or any mention to the video in the packaging, so if you’re a beginner you’ll search the Internet in desperation.
The transfer lines get minor leaks because they appear to need teflon tape, which even correctly applied with what’s provided comes off after each use. The YouTube video don’t mention how to address this and it seems they’ll leak without taping, so it’s anyones guess how to stop it.
The valve I used for my HLT has a very, very slow leak and it’s been installed properly. I discovered this before attaching the transfer line before sparging. Since the kettle itself doesn’t leak overnight, it’s somewhere in the valve when it’s turned on and this has frustrated me.
Overall, you need to decide if you want to make an extra water transfer and use a floating thermometer in a brand-new HLT, which has really frustrated me. I could deal with a leaky valve and not including a small third piece of tubing but not temperature valves not practical.
Don't buy this if you’re a beginner and don’t have a transfer pump, get back pain, or, get easily frustrated. Otherwise, it’s a great setup.
Calibrate the thermometer valve in the mash tun before installing it with a screwdriver. Mine was 10 degrees off.
They should include a transfer pump or a thermometer valve for the HLT. Whoever designed this was foolish and had never visited a brewery before. They can easily fix this and make this into a superior system.
These kettles are very heavy duty. Valves and fittings work well and no leaks.