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CrankyBeaverBrewery 03-19-2012 08:26 PM

30 Gallon Stout Tank vs 30 Gallon Blichmann
 
Gunna be getting one of the other.. which one would you chose...
il be using it as the Brew Kettle..

Stout has the whirlpool extension welding in.. blichmann ? not so much..

thoughts ?

OneHoppyGuy 03-20-2012 12:55 AM

Stout... Best Home brew kettle made IMO

jpalarchio 03-20-2012 01:40 AM

I recently bought a 20 gallon Blichmann and I'm happy with it. I doubt you're going to find anyone with one of each to really give you an honest comparison.

I considered a Stout Tank as they had some features I liked but I had seen the Blichmann in person and couldn't really get a feel for the Stout Tank quality online (although many seem happy with them). My Blichmann also came with free shipping via Austin Homebrew and Stout is on the opposite side of the country from me.

Both companies need some serious website work. When spending $500+ on a metal pot, some decent pictures would be helpful; especially of the various features (sight glass, thermowell, ball valve).

Mr_Pear 03-20-2012 02:11 AM

Stout tanks has a facebook page with some decent user feedback and pics.

brewpal 03-20-2012 03:49 AM

I cannot comment on the 30 gal size, but I can on the 80 gal conical from Stout Tanks. Top quality welding and fittings. While at the distribution center to pick-up my conical tank, I inspected the smaller tanks and observed the same high standard of welding and quality fittings. You will not be disappointed.

80 gal tank with home-built dolly:
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg854...jpg&res=medium

CrankyBeaverBrewery 03-20-2012 04:27 PM

I think im gunna go with their 30 gallon brew kettle.. don`t need to spend $600 on a HLT when all its doing is heating up water..


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