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Offline topconker

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Stock pot size query
« on: February 25, 2019, 05:03 PM »
Might sound a daft question, but what is the ideal size for making the gravy if there is one?
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Re: Stock pot size query
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 05:37 PM »
Hi TC, no there is no set or ideal size, it all depends upon how much base you want to make and have room to freeze / store and how much heat output your hob /burner has, the pot i use for example is 40 ltrs, others use 3.5 ltrs, hope that helps


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Re: Stock pot size query
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 05:58 PM »
I use either a 7 or 9-litre pot when I make 1kg or 2kg (onion weight) base. A 2kg Taz base gives me enough to base to make around 15 curries.

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Re: Stock pot size query
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 06:49 PM »
Might sound a daft question, but what is the ideal size for making the gravy if there is one?

IMHO, it really depends on which recipe you follow.  My preferred base requires 2 3/4 pints of water, so I use a pressure cooker large enough to accommodate that plus the onions, etc., but other recipes can require far larger quantities ...

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Re: Stock pot size query
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 08:12 PM »
topconker
A 4ltr to 7ltr pot is ideal for the home BIR enthusiast.

mickyp
You have a 40ltr pot,  8) love to see you take a photo of that one, with its measured diameter  and height.
Unusual to have one that size in the home. :D

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Re: Stock pot size query
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 08:19 PM »
This is it, i keep it in the loft so i will measure it next time im up there lol

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Re: Stock pot size query
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 09:37 PM »
That's a pot. I still have a 15 litre that's big enough for most things I do these days.


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Re: Stock pot size query
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2019, 09:39 AM »
Thanks guys, the reason I asked is I have a huge pot like Mickyp I used to use for home brewing sat in the garage and was thinking about using it.
Will stick it on e-bay and get something a bit smaller.
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Re: Stock pot size query
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2019, 10:12 AM »
The bonus of the commercial type TC is they tend to be thick walled and burning the ingredients
becomes less of an issue, she who must be obeyed does not like base being cooked up in the kitchen, so i chose a good day and make it outside including the whizzing it up with the hand blender.

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Re: Stock pot size query
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2019, 10:13 AM »
Go crabbing.  ;D You'll need to keep it.

I used to make brew from grain as well but it's much easier to use the cans of wort these days.



 

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