20 Gallon MegaPot 1.2™ Undrilled Brew Kettle
Ideal for: Bringing up to 17 gallons of wort to a full boil. Mash Tun for 10 gallon All-Grain batches. HLT for up to 20 gallon batches.
You may also need: The False Bottom for 20 Gal. MegaPot 1.2™
MegaPot 1.2™ is a stainless steel masterpiece available in 8,10, 15, 20 and 30 gallon capacities. Every detail has been thought through to enhance the homebrewing experience. 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 making it the ultimate homebrew kettle.
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!
20 gallons (80 quarts / 75.7 liters)
Diameter by Height: 17.7" x 20.8"
Metric Internal Diameter by Height: 45 cm x 52 cm
Wall Thickness: 1 mm
Own a smaller MegaPot and I have no negative issues with it. So after researching other kettles the MegaPot seemed to me to be one of the better values for a higher end product. I saved by getting the one without the port because it was easy for me to drill and install my own.
Very nice. Drilled my own drain port, so now I have a awesome boil pot
BEAUTIFUL BIG KETTLE.
After much research to choose three 20 gal pots for a new HERMS system, i settled on the MEGAPOT. While the pots are functional and look good, i have had several issues with them. The first pot rusted quite a bit along the weld seem at the bottom. This reared its ugly head after drilling numerous holes for the HERMS setup. NB suggested Bartender's keep (which is awesome stuff) to remedy the issue and it did the job, removing the rust, but would quickly come back. NB replaced the pot, however it was out of stock and i had to wait for several weeks before getting the replacement. I also ordered the Mashtun with the false bottom, which was so tight it would not properly fit inside the pot and forcing it would damaged the sides. NB replaced that one as well. The replacement had a big dent in the lid but luckily the lid on the original was fine so i kept it with the new pot. Now i have another pot that is showing small rust spots. Not too worried about it right now but i am worried about the longevity of these pots considering I've only been using this system for about a year (maybe 10-12 brews through it). For the money paid i expected a little better quality. Its a big investment for a three pot 20 gal HERMS system, hence the initial research... I would consider other options if i had to do it again. I also have one of their Tall Boy pots which is a much better pot IMO, however they only make them up to 15 gal so it didn't suit my needs.
Hard to find a high capacity pot that is taller than it is wide. Starting a boil with 14 gallons of Wort in a 15 gallon pot was getting tiresome. This works great. Can get a good rolling boil without having it splash over the sides.