Originally Posted by GaryA
I would imagine that would be a pain to bring to a boil, not to mention do you really all want the same kind of brew all the time?
I would lean toward conicals before brew pot also.
not even hard to bring to a boil:
my recomendation if you have the ss and want to build is to go with the kettle. reason: less sanitary welds and since the kette is in the hot side of brewing (boiling) less chance of ever getting a bug due to crevices
otherwise i would search industrial junk yads for a suitable "kette" type apparatus. this one pictured was a tank of some sor what we lopped off the top - 50 gallons bam!