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Old 01-03-2013, 02:34 AM   #11
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I just mic'd my kettles,
0.98 mm / 0.99 mm / 0.98 mm

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Is that the same as Blichman thickness? To me that is 1 mm I guess, sorry I don't do decimals well...cheers

Edit...a search revealed Blichmann kettles are 18 ga or 1.245 mm FWIW, haha apparently it's worth a lot $!
1.0 mm is likely 19 ga or 1.067 mm.
http://mdmetric.com/tech/steelthk.htm
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #12
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Hey mattyb... I bought 3 80qt pots about a year ago from ebay and have done probably a dozen or so brews on them, I have an electric Herms system and I drilled them with no problems at all, just go slow and use lube (that's what my girl says too)

In any case, they are very substantial and in no way feel thin walled or flimsy... Great quality and great price.

See the pic for what they look like now.
Also what are the dimensions of the pots not including the handles or lid? . The listings say 18"x18" but that doesn't seem correct when I look at pictures.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:56 PM   #13
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I have two: http://www.bertusbrewery.com/2012/11...nt-update.html

They are very nice. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #14
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I have two: http://www.bertusbrewery.com/2012/11...nt-update.html

They are very nice. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
What's your boil off per hour on the 80qt ones?
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I have the 60QT pots. It's like 16.5" wide by 17" tall. I'm pretty sure the 80QT is 18" by 18".

If you mean between the concord and spike pots, they are literally the same kettle.

I haven't calculated boil off exactly, but it's roughly 15%

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Do the handles on the Concord pots feel sturdy? ie Would you feel safe lifting it by the handles with 15 gals in it?

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Do the handles on the Concord pots feel sturdy? ie Would you feel safe lifting it by the handles with 15 gals in it?
I've lifted my mash tun by the handles full of wet grain before (32-33lbs of dry grist), and it seemed fine.

I don't know if I'd feel comfortable lifting it full of water though. Additionally, I'm pretty strong (deadlift around 385-400lbs), but 130+lbs (including the pot) of a water-filled pot, is an awkward and tough thing to lift. I'd buy a pump, or find some weight to fill said pot once it's already in place.
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I've lifted my mash tun by the handles full of wet grain before (32-33lbs of dry grist), and it seemed fine.

I don't know if I'd feel comfortable lifting it full of water though. Additionally, I'm pretty strong (deadlift around 385-400lbs), but 130+lbs (including the pot) of a water-filled pot, is an awkward and tough thing to lift. I'd buy a pump, or find some weight to fill said pot once it's already in place.
I definitely agree that it's awkward and tough to lift. But in your opinion if I could lift it by the handles, with a partner or 2, are the handles secure enough?
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I definitely agree that it's awkward and tough to lift. But in your opinion if I could lift it by the handles, with a partner or 2, are the handles secure enough?
I don't want you to buy one if my opinion on whether it could be lifted full is the deal-breaker.

I think it could be done. I wouldn't expect it to hold up to repeated use like that though.

A fairly full mash tun for me (35lbs dry) probably weighs 60-70 wet, and the sides flex a little when i lift it. I'm not sure how it would do with twice the weight inside.
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I definitely agree that it's awkward and tough to lift. But in your opinion if I could lift it by the handles, with a partner or 2, are the handles secure enough?
Even a $500 Blichmann doesn't advise lifting a full pot, so you are looking for somethng that doesnt exist.

That said, I woudl guess the handles are strong enough if done carefully...but no garantees and YMMV. Cheers!
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