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Old 01-17-2013, 09:50 PM   #11
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Just an FYI, the concord 80 qt is only like 13 bucks more than the 60 qt...not that you might need a kettle that large...but the 80 qt looks sweet for $113 shipped!



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Old 01-18-2013, 01:11 PM   #12
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I went with the 80. It can do a 10 gallon batch of a heavy beer no problem.

As for the shipping question above, I got mine in under a week to NC. And when I unpacked them I was impressed with the quality. Having seen both the Concord and BC, I'd say I like the Concord better and they're a bit cheaper.



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Old 01-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the great info. I'll be going with the 15 gal Concord and some weldless fittings from Brew Hardware. After that a larger chiller... then maybe a pump... and a conical.

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:25 PM   #14
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Might not matter to you, but my 62qt Bayou Classic works on an induction plate. Not sure if the Concord would.

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #15
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Another thing if you're using them for a mashtun: The Bayou Classic has a lip up at the top for steamer-baskets to rest. So when buying a false-bottom you have to spend an extra $10 or something and get one with a hinge. Or you could cut into the lip. And in that same vein, if you are doing BIAB you can buy the steamer-basket which is nice and helpful.

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Old 01-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #16
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My 15 and 20 gallon Concord pots just arrived today. Construction is very sturdy, heck they look a lot like my Blichmann. They were also packaged very well. Will be drilling them out this weekend.

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Thanks for this post...I'm ready to go AG and been debating between BIAB and 3 Tier for 3-4 months lol. Finally made the BIAB decision and I'd really like to get this: [URL="http://spikebrewing.com/collections/15-gallon-stainless-kettles/products/15-gallon-stainless-sight-glass"] but it has a hefty price tag. I'm leaning towards the concord with basket..I have a buddy that I'll have him weld 4 SS pieces as legs for the basket...at least that is what I'm toying with.

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I have a 10 gallon BC pot that I frequently use and I have had no issue with it. I do agree that the stamping might be slightly harder to clean but it isnt an issue with me.

I have just recently bought a 20 gallon Concord pot for group brews (1-2 friends joining in)... I have not drilled it out yet, but I just bought the bit and files today. Wish me luck. I am a noob with tools.

As far as differences....

1. Maybe the steel is a little thicker on the Concord, but I really cant tell since its such a bigger pot.
2. My BC has welded handles versus the Concord's riveted.
3. My BC also has markings for volumes that I use as a rough estimate when preparing my sparge/strike water. The Concord does not.
4. I bought my BC with the thermometer and spigot already installed ~$200. And my concord was ~$90 with installation costing $75 ($40 drill bit and files + $35 spigot). So the concord was $35 cheaper for double the pot.

Hope this helps

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I have a 10 gallon BC pot that I frequently use and I have had no issue with it. I do agree that the stamping might be slightly harder to clean but it isnt an issue with me.

I have just recently bought a 20 gallon Concord pot for group brews (1-2 friends joining in)... I have not drilled it out yet, but I just bought the bit and files today. Wish me luck. I am a noob with tools.

As far as differences....

1. Maybe the steel is a little thicker on the Concord, but I really cant tell since its such a bigger pot.
2. My BC has welded handles versus the Concord's riveted.
3. My BC also has markings for volumes that I use as a rough estimate when preparing my sparge/strike water. The Concord does not.
4. I bought my BC with the thermometer and spigot already installed ~$200. And my concord was ~$90 with installation costing $75 ($40 drill bit and files + $35 spigot). So the concord was $35 cheaper for double the pot.

Hope this helps
$40 bit and files?? the files are probably not needed and a step bit is like $10.
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+1 for the concord. Have a 60 qt and installed a 5500 watt element. My only regret is that I didn't go for the 80 qt.



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