I found a large stainless steel kettle in the scrap bin at work. Based on some rough measurements, I think it’s about 11.5 gallons. Its bottom is rounded and has a drain hole with 1" tapered pipe thread. There’s a collar around the bottom that allows it to sit flat. The collar has a couple holes that would allow plumbing to the drain hole.
I know I’m going to use this for brewing, I just haven’t decided how. Right now, I’m using a turkey fryer to make about a half dozen 5 gal. all-grain batches per year.
What would you do with this piece of equipment?
If I used this for my boil, and wanted to use the drain, would I need to install a screen in the bottom, or could my pellet hops flow through 1" piping without clogging?
This kettle previously held one half of a 2-part epoxy. What steps would you take to clean it?