So, I am in the market for a new 15gl kettle to able to do 10gl batches at times. I know Blichmann is considered top of the class, but I'm trying to figure out whether the improved quality is worth the cost.
Whatever I buy, a ball valve will be a must. A sight glass or volume etchings are next on my want list. Since I won't be using it for a mash tun, a thermometer would be nice, but isn't super essential. Other things that would be nice are cool to the touch handles, a good proportion of vertical to horizontal size so I can keep boil off under control, and a generally high quality build.
Secondary/Aging: ECY01 Sour #1, ECY01 Sour #2, Jamil's sweet stout with raspberries
In bottles: Mango sour, Lambic, Brett tripel, Sour brown, Brett L/B Porter
Kegged: Hefeweizen, Nelson Sauvin saison, Two Hearted clone