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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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4.7 / 5.0
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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
4 months ago
I usually boil 4 gallons of water and can easily handle with no boil over.
December 13, 2017
3 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
5 months ago
Nice solid construction. Works great for large batches
September 3, 2017
7 months ago
Tall Boy Mash Up
I would definitely recommend the tall boy. It heats up consistently and boils fairly fast considering all the liquid. I have not had boil over yet with this, but I probably just jinxed myself.
August 5, 2017
7 months ago
Nice kettle
I recommend the tall Boy kettles, but instead the 8 gallons buy the 10 gallons, it will allow you to be prepared for the next step in home brewing
July 23, 2017
over 2 years ago
So glad I bought this
Awesome investment. Heavy duty. Will last a lifetime. Great addition to my setup which includes a 10 gallon brewkettle
February 21, 2017
1 year ago
Love my brew kettle
Brew kettle works great! It doesn't mouth off and it holds as much liquid as it's told. It boils quickly and adequately. And it never cries when I turn the heat on high. In between brewing it hangs out under a table minding it's own business. Sometimes it whimpers a little bit, but that only means I need to give it attention by planning another brew day, which is ok with me! Love the brew kettle!
February 2, 2017
1 year ago
Nice kettle but not entirely what I expected
Received kettle today. Solid product but cheaper in production than I expected. Realized immediately when opening the well-insulated packaging that the edges of the metal lid and kettle were not rounded as I cut my finger. Also, for a purposed brew kettle I was surprised to find no volume markings were etched or stamped into the metal. Did a fine job on its trial run to boil five gallons with very little loss of content in the 28 minutes it took to go from fill to boil. At flame out also realized that the handles were not insulated so gloves or towels will be needed to handle the hot wort.
September 30, 2016
No complaints here
Great kettle. Easy to clean and gets the job done. Wish it had the measurements on the inside but that doesn't take away from its performance. I would recommend this product.
July 6, 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.
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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