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What kind of kettles would you prefer?

I want to eventually upgrade from keggles to 30 gallon kettles. Are Blichmann pots worth the money?

I use 28 gallon Italian kettles in my system. They are fine for the HLT & MLT, but I am wishing I had a boil kettle with a thicker bottom. The relatively thin bottom of the Italian kettle sometimes results in scorching. The Blichmann may be worth it for boiling, but seem like they could be overkill for the HLT (where only water gets heated) or MLT (which isn’t fired at all in my system).

But then again, if you want them in your system, they may be worth it to you.

I have a 30 gallon aluminum pot with a 6 mm bottom

, it’s even cheaper now than when I bought it. They have 35 and 40 gallon pots too.

EDIT:
Wow, I just checked shipping on the link above and it’s almost half of the price of the pot! Here’s a similarly price one
http://www.instawares.com/precision-120qt-aluminum-stock-pot.alhp-120.0.7.htm?view=list
, $98, with much better shipping.

I really love the look of the Blichmann pots but read somewhere guys don’t like them cause they are copper infused or something?

I’m looking at the Stout products for a one BBL system:
http://conical-fermenter.com/products/

I have a Bayou Classic 15.5g

that I really like. They have a 30.5g and larger. I got mine through Amazon and it arrived within 1 day!

For the price of the Stout kegs I would rather just get the Blichman.

I just punched a few holes in mine last night (sidewall) - didn’t look like there was any copper sandwiched in there. unless they mean the base?

I just punched a few holes in mine last night (sidewall) - didn’t look like there was any copper sandwiched in there. unless they mean the base?[/quote]

I’m pretty sure it’s just all-stainless.

I purchased the blichmann because (a) it has the desired shape I want: taller than it is round; (b) comes with a quality sight glass, thermometer, and ball valve. I like it so far.

The 1 BBL with thermowell is $549 (same price as the Blichmann that I saw), but you get a tangential inlet and a conical bottom, making whirlpooling very easy. It’s also tri-clamp.

I always buy all my gear and supplies from NB. Except for my pot, which I got from MoreBeer. Can’t say enough about this 15 gallon:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/8423/1 ... _15_Gallon

I just punched a few holes in mine last night (sidewall) - didn’t look like there was any copper sandwiched in there. unless they mean the base?[/quote]

It is common for manufacturers to sandwitch a disk of copper or aluminum in the bottom of the pot to prevent scorching.

[quote=“LarryTate”]I always buy all my gear and supplies from NB. Except for my pot, which I got from MoreBeer. Can’t say enough about this 15 gallon:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/8423/1 ... _15_Gallon[/quote]

I’m slowly rearranging my current set-up. I have 10 gallon igloos, but am looking to buy a top tier. I have a 26 gallon MB pot like the one you have posted. I was thinking about getting a couple of the 15 gallon size (like yours) for my hlt and bk, and use the 26 gallon for my mt. Do you have any problems with a large boil? I only make 5 or 10 gallon batches and don’t think I will ever step up to 20. I scored the 26 gallon pot on a crazy black friday deal a couple of years ago. (Too big for a 5 gallon boil)… They really are good quality pots.

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