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
4.4 / 5.018 ReviewsUpgraded to this kettleLove it. Definitely worth the cost. Was using a lightweight inexpensive kettle and really glad I upgraded.November 5, 2018Purchased
7 months agoMostly love itI bought this pot as a part of the set with two pots and the sparge arm a while back. I mostly love it except I have two issues with the thermometer.
1) the hole for the thermometer doesn't appear to be too close to the hole for the valve, until you install everything (no instructions included you have to watch the video on the product page, that's kinda annoying) and the face of the thermometer is so big that it borders on hindering the operation of the valve. Kinda makes me nervous to bump everything when I want to operate the valve.
2) I can't tell if is a calibration issue or if the thermometer is just slow on the uptake, but with several brews now I have way overshot temperatures, even though I was watching the thermometer dial, because it didn't really report back increases in temperature until it was way too late. Now I am looking to invest in a different type of thermometer but I am not too pleased with the cost and options out there. Sorta bummed but I still like the pot itself.November 1, 2018Purchased
over 2 years agoExcellent UpgradeUpgraded to this from a basic 5 gallon pot I’ve been using for the past few years and figured it was time boil the full 5 gallons of wort. I went ahead and added the thermometer since it was only $20 (figured it was a convenience fee). Found the pot to be very solid and did a terrific job when I brewed my Christmas Ale a few weeks ago.October 29, 2018Purchased
2 months agoMy new pot!Quite happy with my new pot. Perfect size for my 5 gallon brews. Good quality and really no negatives to complain about.August 23, 2018Purchased
4 months agoAwesome pot!I really like how think the metal is on the pot. The gallon marks on the inside we're a bonus also! Those already helped me out! And the rubber on the handles was a plus also.February 11, 2018Purchased
11 months agoGood pot but wouldn't recommendThe pot is solid and I have no complaints regarding its integrity. I am a little disappointed after having brewed 5 batches in this thing because my thermometer has moisture inside and the glass has a green haze to it making it difficult to read. Furthermore, the more frustrating issue is that the volume measurements have faded and are nearly impossible to see unless I shine a flashlight at an angle. I will likely be making this my HLT and purchasing a new brew pot (one that has etched or embossed volume measurements, these seem to be "printed.") I feel now that there are better options for the money.
On a side note, I purchased the 8 gallon, which is cutting it close for boiling 6 gallons of wort. There is not enough volume to contain the necessary rolling boil and at the 60 minute mark I have found myself with excess wort and requiring more boil time.January 18, 2018Purchased
1 year agoNice 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, 2017Sturdy 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
1 year agoA+ works vary well. I would recommend this product it is easy to useNovember 4, 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
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 11 questions Browse 11 questions and 20 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.What are internal dimensions of the pot? Diameter? Depth?BEST ANSWER: Diameter 12.5", depth 15" internallyhow 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?