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8 Gal. Tall Boy® Brew Kettle


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A Brew Kettle of Epic Proportions!

The 8-gallon Tall Boy® kettle is a perfect upgrade for the extract brewer who wants the benefit of a full wort boil. Improve hop utilization and avoid caramelizing the malt extract.

Ideal for: boiling 5 to 6 gallons of wort.


Regular Price: $99.99

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8 Gal. Tall Boy® Brew Kettle

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A Brew Kettle of Epic Proportions!

The 8-gallon Tall Boy® kettle is a perfect upgrade for the extract brewer who wants the benefit of a full wort boil. Improve hop utilization and avoid caramelizing the malt extract.

Ideal for: boiling 5 to 6 gallons of wort.

This is no repurposed stock pot. The Tall Boy® is made specifically for homebrewers. Brew scientists have determined that the ideal height to diameter ratio for a brew kettle should be 1.2:1 in order to optimize boil performance. The Tall Boy reduces evaporative losses, and less evaporative cooling means a more vigorous boil. A vigorous boil means more volatilization of off flavors, and better hop utilization. All of that means better beer. Add to that it’s 4mm thick tri-clad bottom, designed to stop bullets and prevent scorching, and you’ve got a serious brewer’s tool. The Tall Boy logo is laser etched into the surface as a subtle indication to the world that you take brewing seriously.

Approximate Dimensions: 12.5" Wide by 15" Tall
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4.7 / 5.0
39 Reviews
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Used it right away and had a great brewing experience.
March 21, 2018
2 months ago
Great kettle for the price
The 8gal kettle is perfect for full boil extract recipes. It is also large enough for 5gal all grain recipes. The kettle is heavy and quality construction.
March 17, 2018
2 months ago
Heavy pot, thick,
I got this pot with darkstar burner deal and it arrived yesterday.
I was really surprised how heavy this pot is, a good thing!!!
This not some thin junk like from discount stores, this pot is heavy duty! Thick base for spreading an even heat, thicker sides, lid nice thicker metal too. None of that paper thin stuff here like my 4gal discount store pot's.
Handles seem mounted very well also. Has a thick metal plate spot welded about 9 places to pot then each side of plate also has 2 heavy duty rivets! I'm not sure how handle attaches to that metal plate, probably welded on backside but can't be sure. That nice thick metal plate should spread out the weight well over a larger area when lifting a well filled pot.
One word of warning if not used to doing full boils, plain water weighs just over 8lbs gal, not sure what wort weighs, so a full 5gal boil with pot figure 40-50 lbs at least!
March 14, 2018
Quality but lacks gallon marks
The Tall Boy is definitely thicker and of better quality than the smaller kettle that comes with starter kits.

Only thing that I believe could make this better (aside from a valve which you'll want if you're boiling larger batches), is inside gallon markers, making measurements of fluid quick and easy.
March 14, 2018
2 months ago
Take Me As I am.... Tall Boy 8 Gallon.
I like my Tall Boy 8 gallon kettle because....
You fit under the exhaust hood on my glass top stove!
You have all that head space to foam like a mad dog without a boil over! ( I only boil about 3 1/2 gal.)
Umm? Any you look cool on the shelf with my other brew stuff!
What I don't like is... my 1800 watt induction plate just doesn't cut it for heating 6 gallons. But that's OK!
Yes... I like my new rust spot here and there and hot handles brew pot.
It cleans easily and I have pot holders....
February 16, 2018
2 months ago
Great Stuff
If you want a pot that withstand earthquakes and hurricanes this is the kettle you need. Well constructed and will last forever,,
February 16, 2018
2 months ago
This Is a really heavy kettle,i can't believe how thick the bottom is . I bought it for a go between when i can't brew outside, i.e. snow or rain..Even the lid has some nice thickness, Can't wait to brew on this..
February 15, 2018
2 months ago
Perfect kettle!
I read many kettle reviews before I bought this one, and found this to get many raves. It's not a flimsy pot like a lot of them are, but very sturdy stainless. I brewed a 5.5 gal brew and it worked great. I brewed outside in the cold and snow and it kept the heat beautifully.
January 7, 2018
5 months ago
I usually boil 4 gallons of water and can easily handle with no boil over.
December 13, 2017
5 months ago
Awesome Pot
Itâ??s definitely tall and a handful to manage hot liquids. Overall very pleased with the purchase. Only negative is no tic marks inside denoting volume
October 24, 2017
6 months ago
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Is the bottom flat so I can use it on an electric stovetop?
D O on May 3, 2016

Thank you for your question. This pot works on gas, electric, and induction stove tops.

Dimensions are stated as 12.5"x15". I am not sure if the 12.5" includes the upper lip or the handles as well. What is the inside diameter? Thanks.
S O on Dec 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The 15" is to the top of the kettle, the lip, which is above the handles. The height with the lid is 17.5" to the top of the handle. The interior diameter is 12"
Can the kettle be drilled and fitted with a spigot?
D R on Sep 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's definitely possible to drill and fit with a spigot. Economics probably depend on whether you have an appropriate drill bit available already (for a large hole such as 7/8") and your confidence to put the hole at the correct height without tearing the sheet metal. Keep in mind a Megapot 1.2 can be purchased predrilled with valve kit included. In my opinion, the price difference can be worth it if a drill bit isn't available (these can cost $30-50 at large sizes, depending on type) and eliminating the risk of tearing metal when drilling/ ruining a kettle.
Is this stainless steel or aluminum? I don't see the answer in the description or in the existing Q&A.
A shopper on Oct 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The 8 gallon Tall Boy Kettle appears to be made from stainless steel. It has a tri clad bottom which may have an aluminum center layer to keep the bottom temperature evenly distributed.
Does this kettle have internal volume markings?
Robb V on Jun 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No it doesn't but it would be nice if it did
Is this no longer sold?
A shopper on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, we are still planning on selling it. We're hoping to have them in soon. Cheers!
Do all your Immersion Chillers work well with this pot?
M S on Aug 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yep! The "Silver Serpent" or "Copperhead" chillers would be a perfect fit in this kettle. Even the "XL" Immersion chiller could fit into this kettle. - Mike W, Northern Brewer
What is the gage thickness?
Jeff S on Jul 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 8 and 10 gallon Tall Boy kettles are 0.8 mm, and the 15 gallon is 1.0 mm
Is this pot conduction-ready?
Z M on Jan 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Zach,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! The Tall Boy kettles are indeed magnetized for induction cook tops. I hope that this helps, have a great day!
Does these come drilled to add a ball valve or thermometer?
Brad S on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This kettle is not offered in a drilled configuration
what is the internal diameter of this kettle. Would it work with the 9 or 11.5 inch false bottom? I understand there isn't a drain fitting.
David S on Feb 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The internal diameter is 12" and you are correct, there is no drain fitting. It is solid all the way around.
I've have read the dimensions questions and answers, but what is the overall dimension of the lip of the lid?
A shopper on Jan 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Short answer : there is a 1/2 inch over all raised "lip" on the lid. There is also a rolled lip on the kettle.
Inside diameter of lid : 12 1/2 inches. Exterior diameter of lid : 13 1/2 inches.
Inside diameter of kettle : 12 9/16 inches. Exterior diameter of top of kettle : 13 3/8 inches.
Hope this helps. If doing purchase over, would spend extra money for thermometer and spout; it's pretty heavy when full.
And it does come with a lid, correct?
O W on Oct 21, 2015
What are the dimensions of the 8 Gallon Tall Boy Kettle?
A N on Oct 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 12.5" Wide by 15" Tall is listed on your website. Though I have to say I'm not totally pleased that it doesn't have a drain at the bottom. I would like to return it and purchase a different boil kettle.
Are there volume markers inside?
R M on Sep 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Tall Boy kettle does not have graduated volume markings.
Is this pot induction ready?
A J on Sep 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is induction compatible
Is there a false bottom that will work well with this? (Obviously would have to have a tap drilled as well.)
A shopper on Dec 9, 2016

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