Originally Posted by Golddiggie
I suspect it's control at lower temperatures is poor at best. Get it, test it out, and post up. Plus, it's probably made/designed, to heat a bird, NOT be filled with water, and then have grain added. That alone could be more weight than it can handle, causing it to fail in a horrible way (well, horrible for your batch that is).
Pretty much what I was going to say.
I would test it multiple times with water and with something cheap to represent the addition of room temperature grain.
I think it's going to be great for some deer stew, but I have my doubts about beer.
For $27 you don't have much to loose by checking it out though so do some testing and report the results.