DetailsThe 8-gallon MegaPot 1.2™ 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.
You may also need: 11.5" Fermenter's Favorites™ Titan™ Universal False Bottom
The 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.
Crafted of stainless steel for ease of cleaning.
Stay cool silicone hanles 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.
Now standard on all new MegaPot 1.2™ brew kettles with ball valves, the IsoFlow™ bulkhead will retrofit to previous drilled versions of the MegaPot 1.2™ or any other kettle with a 7/8" hole. Our revolutionary patent-pending IsoFlow™ bulkhead is purpose-built for homebrewing. With snap-in accessories, you can easily pop in a diptube for transferring every last ounce of wort, or a hose barb (not included) to hook up your false bottom.
And last of all, the MegaPot 1.2™ logo is stamped on every kettle. When you have the best, show it off!
Diameter by Height: 12.6" x 15.4"
Metric Internal Diameter by Height: 32 cm x 38 cm
Wall Thickness: 0.8mm
- Details & Instructions
4.5 / 5.012 ReviewsWorth the moneyI picked this up last week as an upgrade to my 4 year old 5 gallon pot. I have brewed 2 batches in it already. The quality is very good. Handles are firmly attached. The dial thermometer is accurate (I checked it with a digital thermometer). The ball valve feels solid and doesn't leak. Cleanup was easy. I haven't had a chance to taste the beer yet, as it is still fermenting, but I'm very pleased that I could boil the full volume for the first time ever. Highly recommended.July 29, 2015Pretty goodThe pre drilled holes for the ther mometer and the ball valve leak if not screwed on properly. Takes a little bit of practice to get them adjusted just right.January 19, 2016mega greatBest brew pot on the market. Thick bottom cool handles.nice valve and gauge.June 4, 20158 gallon Megapot 1.2The pot is awesome and I really do love it. I gave it a lower rating due to the temp gage leaked water inside the gage when I chilled the pot in ice water to cool the wort. I guess the answer here would buy a chiller if you have the money and the place to do it. My house with the fancy taps does not allow a hook up for a chiller. That is the only problem I can see.April 3, 2017Purchased
9 months agoSturdy with a bunch of extrasI love this kettle. The heavy gauge steel is sturdy and quick to heat. It’s great having a built in temperature gauge, volume markings and ball valve. Only downside is that it’s a hair too tall for my stove, so now I’m brewing outside. Totally worth it though.November 12, 2017Purchased
6 months ago8 Gal. MegaPotI really love my Mega-Pot. I am just getting started in the home brew, and the fellow that I am learning from is insanely jealous about me owning this pot. I recently brewed at a local brewery, and everyone there liked this pot. I really enjoy brewing with it. I especially like being able to drain it out instead of siphoning it out. Really makes a huge difference!June 5, 2015Nice brew pot except...First, this is a very nice pot; heavy and heats well. My only complaint is not against the pot, but in the complete lack of instructions on the proper way to mount the thermometer. I had placed the large washer on the inside of the brew pot. When the water hit 120 degrees, the leak began. Tightening slowed the leak down, but I had to drain the pot, remove the thermometer and try the large washer on the outside of the pot. Now it works fine; I tested it to 170 and no issues. This may be a simple issue to some, but it cost me several hours of brew time.November 25, 2017Quality is in question..Pot arrived a few days ago. first thing I noticed was the handle for the lid was "tack welded" on. It wiggled right off.. Midwest is sending a new lid today. I hope the quality of the valve is up to par once I start my first batch with this product.August 2, 2017Purchased
4 months agoA+ works vary well. I would recommend this product it is easy to useNovember 4, 2017Great add on for your brewing needs!The 8 gallon pot is a great item to add to one's brewing equipment! There is more room for liquid and a lot better bottom to it than what we previously hadJanuary 6, 2017Purchased
1 year ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 10 questions Browse 10 questions and 17 answersWhat size hose do I need for these pots?BEST ANSWER: It come with a 1/2" barb so any 1/2" ID tubing will work.Is this brew pot induction capable?BEST ANSWER: It is stainless steel. So yes it will work. But that is a lot of weight on a stovetop.how much does the pot weigh?BEST ANSWER: I do not have a way to weigh mine, but guess 5 to 8 pounds; which is easy to move the challenge is when you have 5 gallons of wort in the pot and have to move that.Can I connect a tube right to the valve on this pot? If so what size? If not what other hardware do I need?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you would be better off with 3/8 inch silicone. It supports temps up to 500 degrees and is less likely to soften, flop and shoot off if your wort is too hot. I had this happen recently, even with a clamp on the hose it shot off and scalded the back of my hand as I was emptying my pot into a bucket to cool. Spend the extra money and buy a three to five foot section of silicone hose. It won't cause off flavors either.Currently I am using the kitchen stove for boiling my wort. I am limited by the distance from stove top to the range hood. What is the height of the 8 gal with the lid on?BEST ANSWER: The kettle by itself is 15 3/8 inches tall. With the lid it is roughly 18.5 inches.What grade of stainless steel do you use and what is the thickness of the stainless steel?BEST ANSWER: The true grades of steel for these are:
201 SS for the side walls
410 SS for the bottom for use with induction burnersWhat type of fitting do I need to connect a tube to the ball valve?
1/2" NPT to 3/8" barb or 1/2" MPT to 1/2" barb or other?BEST ANSWER: Either one, depending on the hose size that you want to have running from the kettle. The ball-valve threads are 1/2" NPT, so whichever size hose you want to run, select that for the barb size. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesI plan on using induction heating for the boil I have no other oprions, is the triclad bottom all stainless? It must be magnetic, any information would be helpful.BEST ANSWER: Bob,
Thank you for your question! Our Megapots are indeed induction ready.
Cheers!Perhaps this is a dumb question--perhaps I should know the answer already--but do you leave the ball valve and thermometer installed, or do you remove them after each brew?BEST ANSWER: Hello,
You do not need to remove the ball valve and thermometer after each brew. Just clean the kettle with those components in place. I hope that this helps!Where the valve goes into the pot is a male threaded connection. What do I need to connect my false bottom to this?
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