The 8-gallon MegaPot 1.2™ is ideal for performing a full wort boil on any 5 gallon batch. A full boil helps to improve hop utilization and avoid caramelizing the malt extract. This is a great upgrade for any extract brewer, but will work as a boil kettle for 5 gallon All-Grain batches as well. While it can work as an All-Grain mash tun using the Universal False Bottom, the smaller size will limit your grain bill to lower gravity beers. The 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.
Crafted of stainless steel for ease of cleaning. The 1.2 proportion of MegaPot has been scientifically designed to promote a vigorous boil and reduce off-flavors making it the ultimate homebrew kettle. The heart of the kettle is a 4mm thick Tri-Clad bottom, made specifically for even heat distribution. Stay cool silicone handles on the kettle and lid serve to limit scorching! The handles are riveted in place to aid in lifting a hot liquid-filled pot. A polished stainless steel band surrounds the upper rim, reinforcing rigidity of the pot. 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.
- 8 gallons (32 quarts / 30.2 liters)
- Diameter by Height: 12.6" x 15.4"
- Metric Internal Diameter by Height: 32 cm x 38 cm
- Wall Thickness: 0.8mm
You may also need: The 11.5" Universal False Bottom
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
When I first started brewing I bought a cheap internet pot. It was ok but was subject to scorching if not tended to. I have now used the mega pot twice and it makes a huge difference. This is a very well made piece of cookware. The clad bottom eliminates scorching by providing more even heat distribution.
I am very happy with my 8 gallon brew kettle from MegaPot. It is very high quality and perfect for 5 gallon batches. I am also happy is not drilled. I have a larger pot where the drilled accessories just get in the way. What I learned is that for 10 batches and bigger, the accessories are helpful. Not so for 5 gallon batches.
Strong insulated handles makes me feel confident carrying 5 gallons of boiling hot wort. I cool it by floating the pot in my swimming pool! Even heavy splashing will not tip it over. Pouring out the cooled wort from an undrilled pot does require a bit of muscle though.
Excellent pot! Full boils with an extract kit can now be done without risk of boil over. Easy to see markings inside the pot. SOLID. I use it on a glass electric cooktop and I can heat 6 gal of 155 deg wort to a full boil in 10 minutes. Cleans up nice with PBW. I highly recommend these pots. Buy it now!
I've used this pot one time so far and plan to cook another batch of beer next week, so it's relatively new to me. It is made with excellent quality and is everything as advertised. I bought this large vessel because I am new to brewing and had read about boil overs being messy. This pot is so large I never came close to any problem like that.
The issues I experience were with the the,perature reading. My 12" thermometer probe seemed lost way down in the steaming brew making it hard to read the wort chill temp. Also, dangling the mesh bag with hops wasn't easy so I just threw the bag into the boiling mass. It all worked out in the end and my beer is fermenting nicely.
This pot is really great, and I'm learning how to use it's size to my best advantage