Blilchmann Boilermakers 15G Brew Kettle
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Pros: Heavy Duty, size, spout
Cons: Temp gauge not accurate.
Recommended? YesThis is a great boil kettle overall, and I have been using mine for about 4 years now. The spout on the front makes for easy transfer to primary. My only complaint is that the temperature gauge has never showed the correct temp. When doing five gallon batches its off by about 15-20 degrees, probably because the gauge is set higher up on the side which is not conducive for 5 gallons. Even on the 10 gallon batches it still is about 10 degrees off, so I always use a handheld. Even with this complaint I still love using this kettle and would recommend it to friends.
January 18, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Pros: Quality construction
Cons: Seals needed to be replaced after several cleanings on the top and bottom of the glass level gauge, perhaps I just over tightened hex screws.
Recommended? YesHeavy 18 gauge, 304 stainless steel construction. Comes standard with a stainless 3pc ball valve with dip tube, adjustable angle BrewMometer, glass level gauge with stainless guard & laser etched graduations, handles, lid, stepped bottom for optional false bottom.
December 14, 2011 at 09:38 AM
Pros: All Good!
Recommended? YesPlease buy a 15 gallon so you can brew two 5 gall carboys at one time.
August 11, 2011 at 03:26 PM
Pros: very awesome kettle. Set up for brewing beer, nothing else to mod. It's perfect for 10 gal batches. Super high quality should last a lifetime
Cons: may need to take out a 2nd mortgage to buy one as with most Blichmann gear, but the quality is there. Warning: Will make you want to upgrade the rest of your crappy brew setup to match it's bling-ness
Recommended? Yesjust an awesome piece of brew hardware. Designed from the ground up for brewing. I love it. It has made me brew more often to justify the expense, lol. No really though I brew more because I love using it. Pair it with the Blichmann burner and it's an amazing setup. If you're looking towards years and years of brewing and hundreds of batches of beer, it's worth it to get the good stuff on the front end. If you brew 4 times a year or even less, do extracts and such, probably not as justifiable
December 17, 2010 at 12:50 AM
Pros: awesome, all stainless
Cons: it wasn't free
Recommended? YesI got the 15gal boilermaker as a gift and love it. I wish I had a house so I could build a brew sculpture in the garage and get a pair of 20 gal ones to make a complete all grain system.