I’m considering upgrading my brew kettle. I am not planning on brewing anything larger than a five gallon batch so the plan is to get around a 30 Quart kettle. I am currently brewing in an old aluminum turkey fryer kettle and the plan is to upgrade to Stainless Steel Kettle with the built in thermometer. I had a couple questions/recommendations.
Is there a big advantage to SS over AL?
Is there a big advantage to the ones with a ball valve drain? Are the valves high enough to drain without pulling off any of the Trub?
Thanks in advance for any input.