Question...why stainless steel? Are you planning to paint it? or are you going to leave it "raw"? I am thinking of doing something similar and was thinking that since I was probably going to paint it, I'd go with 1.5" A36 Mild Steel...Any issues? Thoughts?
Cold Desert Brewing Company
On Tap: Berlinner Weiss (still...lol), Dickson County Pale, Evil Twin Clone (Hoppy Amber)
Fermenting: McFearless IPA (Apollo/Summit Hop Monster!)
Cold Conditioning: English Pale Ale (Yorkshire Square yeast)
In the queue: Munich Helles, Standard American Lager (My Fizzy, yella beer try), APA (10g split batch using diff yeast), ABA (Hoppy 7-8%, Imperial Janets Brown??? maybe), Saison (using WLP670 American Farmhouse), Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA Clone