Sam's Club 24 qt stainless steel stock pot & more

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Sam's Club 24 qt stainless steel stock pot & more

Post by jjnorcal » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:56 pm

Hey guys,

Like probably many of us, my first pot was woefully inadequate (12 quart), so I upgraded today to this 24 quart baby, which I found at our local Sam's Club for about $55. The thing is heavy and appears to be super good quality. Why haven't I been shopping at Sam's Club?? Feh!

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Sure, to some of you, this is small, but I'm small time, with just 2 x 3-gallon carboys in a bedroom closet going at any time, but I do likes me my hooch, and this baby meets all the criteria I've been looking for in an upgrade: large capacity, super cheap price, good quality, flat lid, and a very wide lip that let's the lid sit perfectly flat, and will be trivial to paste up and binder-clip shut. I will be so happy when I can cook off an entire batch in one go.

As a total sidebar, I let some sugar/tomato paste distilled spirit (just a -single- pot distillation, mind you, with a finished product of about 53% alc) sit on glass for 5-6 months recently, and I tried it this week. I was actually very pleasantly surprised. Very smooth, sure a little "tomato-y" on the nose, but honestly, quite tasty and pretty damn good considering that particular batch could not have cost me more than $2. (I've been focusing on rum lately, so this batch kind of sat in my 'liquor closet', overlooked, for quite a while.)

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Re: Sam's Club 24 qt stainless steel stock pot & more

Post by Husker » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:38 am

Looks like a very nice pot. It has all the good characteristics of a quality boiler.

Good luck with it!

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Re: Sam's Club 24 qt stainless steel stock pot & more

Post by trthskr4 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:11 pm

That's a good looking pot for a boiler. Got big ol handles on it and a wide lip around the edge for a flour/paste seal.
Good find and not bad at all for the price.
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Re: Sam's Club 24 qt stainless steel stock pot & more

Post by rad14701 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:37 pm

I've had my eye on that exact same pot... One of these days I'm gonna wander over and get one... The local Sam's Club is just out my back window and I can almost hear the pot calling out my name...

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Re: Sam's Club 24 qt stainless steel stock pot & more

Post by theholymackerel » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:37 am

If yer tryin' to save cash, why not just go for a 20$ deposit 15.5 gallon keg?

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Post by Hawke » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:12 pm

Been so many keg thefts around here, keg deposit is now $80 :shock: Another $35 for the tap.
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Re: Sam's Club 24 qt stainless steel stock pot & more

Post by MisterSteve124 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:34 pm

I agree, I'd just go with a keg. They aren't any more money and that way you will have the option to do bigger washes if you ever want to. I have a 20 quart and I wish I had a keg, I'm sick of making 5 gallons of wash and having to do multiple runs.

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Re: Sam's Club 24 qt stainless steel stock pot & more

Post by As-Ol-Joe » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:46 pm

That is the same pot that I use. I put a couple of sheets of cardboard around it for insulation. I am very happy with mine. I would like to have a keg, but they are not sold in my neck of the woods anymore. Too many thefts.
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Re: Sam's Club 24 qt stainless steel stock pot & more

Post by danneva » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:25 pm

Stainless steel pots are used for wide-ranging of cooking and storage purposes. A heavy stainless steel cooking pots of good-quality are used often because they circulate heat equally and are more sensitive to alterations in temperatures.
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Re: Sam's Club 24 qt stainless steel stock pot & more

Post by scotty » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:32 am

check out overstock.com for SS pots also
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