The 6 Best Brewing Kettles

Updated December 15, 2016 by Steven John

6 Best Brewing Kettles
Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive
We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Making your own beer, mead or cider can be an extremely rewarding hobby, not to mention a cost-effective way to stay stocked up on beverages. If you are considering trying your hand at this age-old craft, you may want to consider investing in one of these brewing kettles. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best brewing kettle on Amazon.

6. Strange Brew

Strange Brew's twenty quart brew pot is an example of a basic kettle that's priced to sell. It's a fine choice for extract beer brewing, or for making batches of mead, ciders, and other fine fermented beverages. It's also a fine choice for sauces or soups.
  • flat bottom design spreads heat
  • food grade steel
  • only marked to fourth gallon
Brand Strange Brew
Model pending
Weight 6.5 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

5. Home Brew Stuff Brewing Kettle

This 32 quart (also known as eight gallon) Home Brew Stuff Brewing Kettle is yours for a great price, though you might want to balance the savings against the leaking issues that some users report. Just check the seals with cool water before you first brew up hot wort.
  • high temperature silicone gaskets
  • 20 gauge stainless steel
  • lid is too thin and flimsy
Brand Home Brew Stuff
Model 85vths
Weight 8 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

4. Bayou Classic 10 Gallon

This Bayou Classic 10 Gallon pot is perfect for even those larger batches of beer. If you're an all grain brewer or if you've moved onto distilling, this near-commercial grade product will help you whip up batches of beverages your friends won't soon forget.
  • thermometer shows ideal brew temps
  • side indention supports false bottom
  • decent price for good quality
Brand Bayou Classic
Model 800-440
Weight 13.6 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

3. Learn To Brew

This Learn To Brew pot is perfect for the brewer making a standard five gallon batch of beer. Thanks to its eight-gallon capacity, it almost eliminates the chance for a messy boil-over when you stick to those five-gallon sized batches of beer.
  • thick 5 mm bottom holds heat well
  • built-in thermometer
  • efficient valve at base
Brand Learn To Brew LLC
Model WDG
Weight 17.6 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

2. Polar Ware Economy

This Polar Ware Economy pot from Midwest Homebrewing Supplies is, indeed, an economically savvy choice. It costs half as much as many five-gallon brew pots and, while it lacks any bells and whistles, it will serve fine for most standard homebrew batches of beer.
  • great for extract brewing
  • stamped volume markings
  • swift heat transfer
Brand Polar Ware Economy
Model pending
Weight 5.3 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Ss Brewing Technologies 10 Gallon

The Ss Brewing Technologies 10 Gallon stainless steel kettle was clearly designed by people who have brewed their fair share of beer. It has thoughtful features, such as internal and external gallon markers and handles wrapped in a heat resistant coating.
  • thermometer port at 4 gallon level
  • true dam catches sediment
  • stellar reviews from owners
Brand Ss Brewing Technologies
Model BE370
Weight pending
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

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Last updated on December 15, 2016 by Steven John

When not writing or spending time with his family, Steven tries to squeeze in some mountain climbing. In addition to writing for several websites and journals, Steven has published multiple novels.

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