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Old 03-21-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Anyone own a Brewershardware affordable brew pot??

Hello,

Im looking into buying this pot :

http://www.brewershardware.com/15-Ga...all-Valve.html

from brewers hardware. It seems like a good deal but i wanted to get some feedback from some people who have purchased this same pot. Is it worth the cost???


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Old 03-21-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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They use the Concord 60qt pot, which is a pretty good value if you ask me. The total volume is just slightly more than the advertised 15 gallons I believe. I have two of the Concord kettles which I plan to use as HLTs and I'd say they are worth the money. They feel nice and sturdy. They don't have the sandwich bottom construction which I personally want for my boil kettle, but overall, for a value pot I'd say it's a good deal.

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #3
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I did a lot of my own research before building my own just like this. My total cost came to about 160, so this seems like a deal to me. Sorry cant speak to the quality of this particular model.

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These are the same kettles we use. They are great quality. Only thing to be aware of is if they are the actual volume the vendor states. The 10gal and 20gal specifically had issues recently. Check our site for dimensions, if they don't match up the kettle is undersized.

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A little less but has welded bulkheads.


http://morebeer.com/products/brewing...14-gallon.html

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A little less but has welded bulkheads.


http://morebeer.com/products/brewing...14-gallon.html
Ha ha funny those use to be '15 gallon' kettles. I see they also downgraded the '10gal' to an 8.5gal
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Spike do you price match?

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Spike do you price match?
Ha ha I wish. Our kettles don't use that weldless junk, only TIG welds

If you want to save a few bucks do this:
$100 - Kettle
$12 - Bulkhead
$18 - 3pc Valve

Total - $130
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Ha ha I wish. Our kettles don't use that weldless junk, only TIG welds

If you want to save a few bucks do this:
$100 - Kettle
$12 - Bulkhead
$18 - 3pc Valve

Total - $130
I seem to see a lot of folks on this forum using weldless fittings. If they are really junk, why do people continue to use them?
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They aren't junk, and they work just fine. Lost of us on this site use them. If you follow the method outlined here, they are rock solid. Spikebrewing sells welded kettles and he tries to push his products in just about every kettle thread.

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