If you are a north easterner and live in the south, then you know the frustration with boiled seafood vs. steamed. Well this recipe gets you back to Richmond, Baltimore, Philly, NY or Boston... Use 20 qt Stock Pot... Using cheap beer actually adds to the taste of the crab. The bitterness of the beer will counterbalance the sweetness of the crab and will be lit up with the spices in the Old Bay. So don't use expensive beer, your run of the mill standard domestic will do.. Enjoy!!!