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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.


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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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Fantastic Brew Kettle
This has been a wonderful brew kettle for me for over 20 batches now. I have moved up to a full boil kettle, which is a little full for this guy, but he has never let me down! Wouldn't change a thing - the perfect starter kettle. Don't go any smaller than an 8 gal kettle!
June 4, 2015
8 gal tall boy kettle
Great kettle for making beer. Easy to use on a darkstar burner outside the kitchen. Tried to use on the stove but was too tall.
June 6, 2015
the item was shippedprotected and in excellant condition.
very well made . i purchased this to brew my beer in 5 gal. batches and it does this with no problem. i like it very much
June 8, 2015
Awesome Kettle, Great Price
This kettle is great. It works exactly as described. The bottom is very thick and the handles are very sturdy. You can't go wrong here.
June 3, 2015
Perfect for 5 gallon batches
Perfect for 5 gallon batches
February 3, 2016
8 Gallon Tall Boy Brew Kettle
It works great on 5 gallon batches. No boil over.
June 10, 2015
Great Kettle
Got this kettle to brew 5 gallon full boil batchesFull volume boil makes better beer and this kettle is perfect. This is my workhorse for brewing a batch a week,. Simple well constructed and easy to clean. This kettle will last a life time.
June 4, 2015
One try..
Worked great. Seems to be very sturdy and well built. Nice to have extra room for the brew.
October 14, 2015
Wonderful Brew Kettle! Perfect for
Wonderful Brew Kettle! Perfect for making the extract kits.
February 5, 2016
It was a gift. And
It was a gift. And he loves it!
January 2, 2016
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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.
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 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.
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
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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