50LT or 80LT stock pot

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Batsuperhulk

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Hey everyone

My names Arron. First post and new brewer. Have done 2 extract and one partial mash brews in a 20L pot.

I’m loving all of this and wanting to move over to all grain BIAB and have an opportunity to get a 80L pot for $50.

I have only brewed 23L batches would an 80L pot be overkill? I just feel for that price it’s too hard to give up.
Thanks in advance
 

Nullnvoid

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That is an excellent price.

It's big necessarily an overkill. Might give you the opportunity to do double batches.
 

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Gday Arron. Go the 80L for sure. That is an amazing price, however only if it's second hand. A brand new one for that price is sure to be a cheap Chinese-made pot with crap welds. When I was buying up for my build 6 years ago, I read lots about the welds failing in the cheap pots.

Amateur and professional brewers alike will always recommend buying with a future upgrade in mind. If you eventually decide to do 2x23L brews in future, you can fit a 50-60L boil in that pot without it boiling over. If not, who cares; the only downside of a pot that big is it takes up a bit of storage space. My 70L pot is right on the limit and I regularly have small boil-overs.
 

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The only thing I worry about is it being such a small boil in the huge pot haha
 

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