Imusa Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 16 Quart
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- 16 Quart Size
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Stylish Design
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- it's thin
- has a big sticker on the outside (which I managed to remove with some soaking)
- it was pretty dirty - just from manufacturing i think.
buttt... I bought this thing for homebrewing and is PERFECT for this use.
First off, what do people expect for a $14.99 stainless steel stock pot with a lid!?!
Yes, it's very thin metal and yes there is a sticker on it that is bonded through nuclear fusion but with some elbow grease, a window scraper/razor it can be removed. Any leftover will come off by soaking in oxiclean-free for a few hours.
I'm using this pot to heat strike water (and water to preheat my MLT/cooler) that I use to brew all-grain beer. The handles are strong enough to lift 2.5 - 3 gallons of water though I wouldn't try it with hot to boiling water (be safe out there!). I also haven't filled it to the full 14 quart capacity as it might leak through the handles (hence 12 qt's usable IMHO). I do a continuous sparge so after taking a gallon out and putting it in my MLT, I add a gallon to the pot to reheat as the sparge does its thing (the remaining hot 2 gallons in the pot quickly heat the third I place in.)
If you want hot water for AG brewing, this is a very good, cheap choice and I'd recommend it. It heats fairly quickly on a medium-high btu flame (I also got a 2 gallon boil easily on an electric kitchen stove.) I would not use this as an MLT or for boiling wort!
If you want to make light stocks or broths (at max 3-gal), this is a good, cheap, possible choice.
I wouldn't recommend this for thick soups, pasta (might not keep a consistent temp), roux's, or anything heavy / creamy. For that, pony up and get yourself a heavy, 3-layer-bottom SS pot.
If I WERE doing anything fancier, I would look elsewhere, even if I were on my own for the first time and having to stock a kitchen on a budget. Cooking in this pot would be a nightmare due to the terrible heat distribution, and the pot is very flimsy. The lid is kinda good for throwing on other pots when you're too lazy to find the right one, though!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a pot. Thin, lightweight, flawless. As long as you don't dent it, it's perfect for what's needed.Published 21 months ago by Christopher
It never really boiled water for me. I used it to make kombucha but in the future I would rather go with a better quality one.Published on July 15, 2013 by Kindle Customer
Great size for making large stews or even to use to make homemade lye soap if you prefer. The quality is excellent. The lid fits flat preventing leakage of steam or other.Published on December 28, 2012 by Dawn Marie Norton
We moved from Honolulu to Tyrone. And I started my country style life which I dreamt of. In here I can go to Amish Farm and bought their produces and fruits in big amount.. Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by Yvonne Brilhart
I had a feeling this deal was to good to be true, and it was. This pot is garbage. When I took it out of the box the lid was already bent to the point it was practically unusable. Read morePublished on April 28, 2012 by Matt
This is a cheap item for cheap use. Don't even think of buying for heavy use. It's just to heat something. Very very light use. But it works.Published on April 24, 2012 by datelligence
I have been needing a pot like this for such a long time. It allows me to boil my meats for hours without having to refill the pot with water every 30 mins. Thank You so much. Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by Maxavier
I bought it because it was exactly what I needed: 4 Gallons, Cheap, and prime eligible. It worked fine, it's light but the handles didn't break off when I picked it up when it was... Read morePublished on January 24, 2012 by Big
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