Originally Posted by bgburdman9
I only do 5 gallon batches. Should I get a 10 or 15 gallon? Considered the 12 gallon but wasn't sure about the thickness.
We are discontinuing the 12gal kettles because of the thickness issue. .8mm is definitely tougher than even a 6mm aluminum kettle but we still had issues with kettles getting damaged during shipping. The 1mm kettles are a great balance between toughness and weight.
As for size... It all depends on what your future plans are. Do you plan on doing 10gal batches in the future? If so I would recommend the 15gal with horizontal fittings. It'll allow you to do small batches and allows plenty of room to grow. There is no point in buying a 10gal kettle now and then a 15gal kettle in 6 months when you get the itch to brew 10gals at a time.