I know you already bought yours, but I wanted to put in a good word for enamel. I've used the same 8 gal. enamel pot for 17 years. The lid has a tiny bit of rust near the edge where I dropped it on cement once. If you're careful, enamel's a great choice. (I've also used glass carboys for 20 years and the same hydrometer I started with 22 years ago).