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Old 02-07-2014, 07:05 PM   #11
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If I am getting four 1mm stainless pots ranging from 8 to 20 gallons and they are even remotely close to pots that cost 10x's as much I'd be happy! I am sure they aren't 3-ply but if they are decent enough this is a cheap way to upgrade a brewery. The fact is I can't afford a Blichman or a MegaPot or I'd own a couple!



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Old 02-07-2014, 07:17 PM   #12
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I had a 7.5 gallon kettle and it always left me with 4.5 gallons between hot break and boil off so I upgraded and ended up with the 20 which now I'll never have to worry about boils ever again! Also had upgrade my immersion chiller to 70 feet and I might invest into a chugger when I start 10 gallons.

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Old 02-07-2014, 08:21 PM   #13
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While the jar hill pots aren't super high quality, they are stainless and I have brewed about 10 batches on them with no problems. They are the same thickness as my 10 gallon from Williams brewing.

The handles are not stainless and I left one outside after a brew day and it rained. The handles got some minor surface rust on them, but it has not caused a problem. I started a thread about these pots when I bought them and also posted a picture of the handles.

They are definitely good enough for what I need them to do and I expect them to last many years. I just couldn't get myself to spend 300 on a kettle!

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Old 02-08-2014, 01:16 AM   #14
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Thanks for the info D_Nyholm, just what I wanted to know! These are definitely on my radar now. I just ordered a clad bottom 40qt but I might buy this set in the future and sell the smaller ones to a brewing buddy to cut the cost in half.

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My concerns with those pots would be the thickness on the bottom. I don't think they are 3-ply. The sidewall thickness at 1mm seems to be about the same as a MegaPot or similar heavy duty kettle.

Another concern would be the durability of the handles. They look to be riveted, but will they last as long as the more expensive pots?
I bought an 18 gallon and a 24 gallon from roundeyesupply. Similar to the jarhill pots I'd imagine. They are polished 1mm stainless and seem very nice! The handles are spot welded, but appear plenty strong for handling an empty pot as recommended by Blichmann!

For 60 and 65 bucks shipped to my door an incredible value. I have no need for a triclad bottom, neither does Blichmann...just sayin!
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:19 PM   #16
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Wow that's a good deal on those pots glad I seen this post--I been using a 7.5 Gal. pot & pretty happy with it but have been wanting something bigger and couldn't decide between 10 or 15 gallon--think I'd be happy with the two smallest ones



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