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15 Gallon Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Brew Kettle

$269.99

Product Number: U42151

Availability: In stock

These bad boys are seriously heavy duty and simply some of the best brew pots that we've seen. The 5 mm thick bottom prevents scorching and features 3-ply construction that includes 1 layer of aluminum - for superior heat dispersion - sandwiched between 2 layers of stainless steel for durability and easy cleaning. Talk about heavy duty!

The kettle walls are even 1.2 mm thick, and the handles are spot welded AND riveted to stand up to heavy duty use. HEAVY DUTY!!!!

You can select a full-on turnkey Brew Kettle that comes pre drilled with 2 holes, and includes a kettle bulkhead with stainless steel ½” ball valve and a stainless steel dial thermometer. You’ll be able to check your temps at a glance, and transferring your wort will be as easy as turning a valve. Everything you need to brew like a pro - right out of the box!

You can also choose a kettle with a single hole that also includes the bulkhead and stainless ball valve, but no thermometer. Or you can purchase the kettle as is, with no additional hardware or pre drilled holes. (We highly recommend at least the single hole and ball valve combo on any kettles larger than 8 gallons. Do you really want to try to lift and dump a 15 gallon kettle?)

These Heavy Duty Kettles will deliver a lifetime of high performance brewing so get one today, and experience the difference.

15 Gallon Brew Kettle Dimensions:
Lid Thickness (inches): 0.045
Wall Thickness (inches): 0.042
Base Thickness (inches): 0.250
Cladded Bottom: Cladding
Surface Finish: Brushed Stainless
Inside Dimensions (inches): 17.712"ID x 14.173"Ht
Volume (cu-inches): 3,492
Volume (Gallons): 15.1
Volume (Quarts): 60.2

Customer Reviews

15 People have reviewed this product

Overall Rating: 4.8

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Awesome Kettle Review by Adam

(Posted on 2/24/14)

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Heavy Duty to say the least! Great kettle - even sturdier than I had anticipated! The kettle heated the wort much more evenly than my prior kettle - Love it!

Awesome Review by jeff

(Posted on 11/13/13)

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These are the real deal. Very solid and sturdy. I drilled a few holes in mine and added a thermostat ball valve and sight glass. The added head room easily allows for 10g brews. Love these pots!

Great Brew Kettle Review by Josh

(Posted on 5/17/13)

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I've done a handful of batches after purchasing this pot a few months ago, and definitely do not regret it. It is a little spendy, but worth it for the high quality. I also had Midwest drill my holes so I could install a spigot and brewmometer. I would say the only downside is that the radius of the pot is so large, when brewing smaller batches the brewmometer will eventually be above the water/wort level.

All-in-all, I’m extremely happy with this product.

Fat Bottom Review by Colin

(Posted on 3/20/13)

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This kettle is huge! I knew the dimensions ahead of time, but still underestimated how big it was. Definitely a step up from the old 5 gallon. Please note that this kettle is wider than it is tall, which can lead to a few problems. This goes without saying, but it should not be used on the stove unless you have a restaurant grade gas stove. The weight when full is hard on the stove and will take forever to boil if it even does. You will need a floor burner. Second, this kettle is not ideal for 5 gallon batches, but can still be used for them. The reason being is the large surface area creates a lot of evaporation and when you go to whirlpool at the end of the boil the trub cone will not form very nicely.

With that being said, for 10 gallon batches and a floor burner this thing is awesome, and why brew 5 gallons when you can brew 10?

Amazing kettle, built to last Review by Brewer McBrewerstein

(Posted on 3/2/13)

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This kettle is huge. The picture doesn't quite reflect the true dimensions. Once this showed up on my door, I realized that there was no way this would work on my stove. The good news is I then had justification to invest in a burner system, and there is nothing quite like brewing beer outdoors when it's -3 outside.

This kettle in incredibly well-built, with riveted handles, a heavy-duty lid that fits well, and high-quality three-ply capsulation on the bottom, preventing scorching and facilitating better heat spreading.

This kettle is big enough to do all-grain, 10-gallon batches with full boil, so it gives a lot of flexibility to what you can brew and how.

The only real downside is that it is heavy and a little awkward for one person to lift, so installing a spigot for easy draining is probably recommended.

In all, I highly recommend this brew kettle - it will make your brew day easier.

Definitely a Money Saver Review by Mark

(Posted on 2/11/13)

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I got this kettle to use as a HLT to supply my strike water and to sparge from, although it could certainly be used for the boil kettle. The thick SS-aluminum-SS bottom sandwich distributes heat very well. The smaller version would work great in extract brewing to prevent scorching of the wort.

Quality is good, not great. Mine came 1/2" out-of-round at the top. The lid still fits, but it is obviously not a perfect fit. I suspect this occurred in shipping, either from China (place of manufacture) or from Midwest Supplies to my home. The rim is folded over to increase strength, whereas the Blichmann kettles have a fully rounded over rim. This may have contributed to the out-of-roundness issue.

The handles are attached by through riveting instead of spot welded like on the Blichmann (fittings welded, handle bolted to fittings) and Polar kettles. The liquid level should never get up as high as the rivets, so leaking should not be a problem.

I got the 2-hole drilling service with mine. I used the Midwest combination valve/bulkhead. This is an assembly of individual parts and pieces (valve, washers, nut, o-rings, coupler and connector). It's OK but still leaks just a bit. A better solution is to get the one-piece Polar Ware Heavy Duty bulkhead and a valve.

Do the same with the thermometer attachment. Have Midwest drill that as a 7/8" hole too (1/2" is standard size thermometer hole) . Then use the Polar Ware HD bulkhead reversed to attach a non-weldless thermometer. This serves two purposes. It will push the face of the thermometer out away from the kettle (and burner heat) an extra inch. If you don't do this and use a propane or NG burner, you WILL need a shield to protect the thermometer from the heat. The other advantage to this is it keeps the thermometer's probe from sticking out into the pot too much where it could get damaged by the stir paddle in boil kettle usage of the pot.

Overall I am pleased with this kettle. It may not come with a valve, sight glass and thermometer, but it is much less money than going with either the Blichmann or Polar Ware options - even after adding those items. Definitely a money saver!



Definitely a Money Saver Review by Mark

(Posted on 2/11/13)

Product Rating:

I got this kettle to use as a HLT to supply my strike water and to sparge from, although it could certainly be used for the boil kettle. The thick SS-aluminum-SS bottom sandwich distributes heat very well. The smaller version would work great in extract brewing to prevent scorching of the wort.

Quality is good, not great. Mine came 1/2" out-of-round at the top. The lid still fits, but it is obviously not a perfect fit. I suspect this occurred in shipping, either from China (place of manufacture) or from Midwest Supplies to my home. The rim is folded over to increase strength, whereas the Blichmann kettles have a fully rounded over rim. This may have contributed to the out-of-roundness issue.

The handles are attached by through riveting instead of spot welded like on the Blichmann (fittings welded, handle bolted to fittings) and Polar kettles. The liquid level should never get up as high as the rivets, so leaking should not be a problem.

I got the 2-hole drilling service with mine. I used the Midwest combination valve/bulkhead. This is an assembly of individual parts and pieces (valve, washers, nut, o-rings, coupler and connector). It's OK but still leaks just a bit. A better solution is to get the one-piece Polar Ware Heavy Duty bulkhead and a valve.

Do the same with the thermometer attachment. Have Midwest drill that as a 7/8" hole too (1/2" is standard size thermometer hole) . Then use the Polar Ware HD bulkhead reversed to attach a non-weldless thermometer. This serves two purposes. It will push the face of the thermometer out away from the kettle (and burner heat) an extra inch. If you don't do this and use a propane or NG burner, you WILL need a shield to protect the thermometer from the heat. The other advantage to this is it keeps the thermometer's probe from sticking out into the pot too much where it could get damaged by the stir paddle in boil kettle usage of the pot.

Overall I am pleased with this kettle. It may not come with a valve, sight glass and thermometer, but it is much less money than going with either the Blichmann or Polar Ware options - even after adding those items. Definitely a money saver!

Good heavy duty pot! Review by Steve

(Posted on 2/8/13)

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I bought this pot originally for catching the wort off of my original 60 quart pot during lautering. It was to replace several pots of smaller size. I was impressed with the bottom being layered so I tried it for the boil. No scorching! Saved me 20-30 minutes of tiime during the brewing process where I would have been cleaning my original pot to do the boil!

Great Pot! Review by Steve

(Posted on 2/8/13)

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I bought this pot for catching wort from my first pot. It replaces the 5 other smaller pots I was using before. The pleasant surprise was that this pot was just as good as my first and after catching the wort, I used it to boil!

Only kettle you will ever need Review by Colby

(Posted on 1/31/13)

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Bought this kettle about a month ago and had Midwest drill me holes for brewmometer and ball valve as well. Item arrived in perfect condition and ready to brew. Wow, what an upgrade from my aluminum 30 qt pot that I started brewing with. Will never need to purchase another kettle again!

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