8 Gallon MegaPot 1.2 Brew Kettle

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The MegaPot 1.2 brew kettle is not only a workhorse, but a well thought-out and praise-worthy brewday essential trusted by countless homebrewers. No details were missed on this stainless steel kettle customizable to suit your exact needs.

The 8-gallon MegaPot 1.2 is ideal for performing a full wort boil on any 5 gallon batch. A full boil helps to improve hop utilization and avoid caramelizing the malt extract. This is a great upgrade for any extract brewer, but will work as a boil kettle for 5 gallon All-Grain batches as well. While it can work as an All-Grain mash tun using the Universal False Bottom, the smaller size will limit your grain bill to lower gravity beers.

MegaPot 1.2 is a masterpiece, not just another steel pot. Every detail has been thought through to enhance the beer making 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!

Additional information

SKU 42008A, 42008B

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

Ideal for: boiling no more than 5-6 gallons of wort. Smaller partial mash or Brew-In-A-Bag systems.

If you are adding the 11.5" Titan® False Bottom, use the optional IsoFlow 3/8" Hose Barb to connect it to the bulkhead using some 3/8" high-temp tubing.

8 gallons (32 quarts / 30.2 liters)
Diameter by Height: 12.6" x 15.4"
Metric Internal Diameter by Height: 32 cm x 38 cm
Wall Thickness: 0.8mm
Ball Valve: SS 1/2" NPT w/ 1/2" Barbed for 3/8" or 1/2" ID Tubing

Customer Reviews

Based on 152 reviews
71%
(108)
19%
(29)
7%
(11)
2%
(3)
1%
(1)
G
Gary S.
Nice Pot

This was a major upgrade for me, just having the dump valve is wonderful for reducing trub in your wort was a welcome attribute and having a built-in temperature probe made it possible to keep the lid on during the brewing made this a solid purchase. It takes about 4 gallons to get the level above the temperature probe. It has even heat distribution for noticeable faster boil times compared to a standard pot without all of the above-mentioned accessories.
It has been a pleasure to use, I feel that it was worth the investment, I very happy with it.

R
Ron
Great Pot

Don’t wait like I did, if you do brewing and thinking of getting a pot for 5 gallon batches this pot is great for that, how ever it doesn’t fit on my gas stove top it has only about 2 inches of clearance from stove top to bottom of microwave, so I can’t use it on my gas stove. How ever I do use it on my induction plate and it works very good, I do my brewing in the basement, induction plate might take a little longer to heat the water up but the pot fits very good on it.

C
Customer
Quality pot

I upgraded my old turkey frier kettle with the 8 gallon. Definitely quality built. If you are doing all grain and can get the 10 gallon, do that. I brew all grain and the pot is big enough but its a little tight. I knew that was probably going to be the case when I bought it so I am giving it 5 stars because it is definitely sturdy and is exactly as advertised. Its my fault I didn't spring for the 10 which, in hindsight, I would have done.

K
Kevin L.
Disappointed

High quality pot but the temperature probe sits above the 3 gallon mark. When I made my first batch in the pot, the 2.5 gallons did not cover the temperature probe and that concerned me. Maybe this pot is only for bigger batches. Also, the spigot is nice but it concerns me that when I disengage the locking mechanism on the handle to open the spigot, the whole spigot begins to twist under the force of the handle moving. I had to hold on to the spigot out of fear that as I turned the handle to open the spigot, the torque would cause the seal on the spigot to fail and I would create a leak at a critical moment. Thankfully the spigot was not hot when I needed to open it so it’s an easy thing fix but I felt that these 2 issues should have been thought through more carefully during the design phase. Still will use this for years I am sure, just not perfect like most things I buy for you guys.

N
Nathan B.

8 Gallon MegaPot 1.2 Brew Kettle

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Customer Reviews

Based on 152 reviews
71%
(108)
19%
(29)
7%
(11)
2%
(3)
1%
(1)
G
Gary S.
Nice Pot

This was a major upgrade for me, just having the dump valve is wonderful for reducing trub in your wort was a welcome attribute and having a built-in temperature probe made it possible to keep the lid on during the brewing made this a solid purchase. It takes about 4 gallons to get the level above the temperature probe. It has even heat distribution for noticeable faster boil times compared to a standard pot without all of the above-mentioned accessories.
It has been a pleasure to use, I feel that it was worth the investment, I very happy with it.

R
Ron
Great Pot

Don’t wait like I did, if you do brewing and thinking of getting a pot for 5 gallon batches this pot is great for that, how ever it doesn’t fit on my gas stove top it has only about 2 inches of clearance from stove top to bottom of microwave, so I can’t use it on my gas stove. How ever I do use it on my induction plate and it works very good, I do my brewing in the basement, induction plate might take a little longer to heat the water up but the pot fits very good on it.

C
Customer
Quality pot

I upgraded my old turkey frier kettle with the 8 gallon. Definitely quality built. If you are doing all grain and can get the 10 gallon, do that. I brew all grain and the pot is big enough but its a little tight. I knew that was probably going to be the case when I bought it so I am giving it 5 stars because it is definitely sturdy and is exactly as advertised. Its my fault I didn't spring for the 10 which, in hindsight, I would have done.

K
Kevin L.
Disappointed

High quality pot but the temperature probe sits above the 3 gallon mark. When I made my first batch in the pot, the 2.5 gallons did not cover the temperature probe and that concerned me. Maybe this pot is only for bigger batches. Also, the spigot is nice but it concerns me that when I disengage the locking mechanism on the handle to open the spigot, the whole spigot begins to twist under the force of the handle moving. I had to hold on to the spigot out of fear that as I turned the handle to open the spigot, the torque would cause the seal on the spigot to fail and I would create a leak at a critical moment. Thankfully the spigot was not hot when I needed to open it so it’s an easy thing fix but I felt that these 2 issues should have been thought through more carefully during the design phase. Still will use this for years I am sure, just not perfect like most things I buy for you guys.

N
Nathan B.

8 Gallon MegaPot 1.2 Brew Kettle