I’m getting ready to buy a brew kettle for BIAB and want to separate what’s necessary from what’s for show. I’m a results-oriented guy that’s willing to pay for reasonable convenience, but don’t care about “one-upping” other home brewers.
I’m going to do mostly 3-gal batches with the occasional 5-gal batch. I’m planning on getting a 10-gal pot and if the OG goes too high for the 10-gal size for some particular recipe then I’ll simply scale it down to the 3-gal batch size for that brew.
My questions are:
Aluminum or stainless steel?
Spigot or not or should I just siphon the wort to the fermenter?
Kettle equipped with large thermometer or forgo that and dip a digital thermometer in occasionally?
Thanks in advance for your answers.