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March 26, 2011 at 11:31 AM
Pros: I have the 8 gallon kettle. This is big enough for full boils and the bottom heats evenly. It has two welded fittings.
Recommended? YesI have the 8 gallon kettle, BE308. I am very happy with it. The heat sink evenly distributes the heat over the entire kettle it doesn't get hot spots. The welds are very clean and polished. I have brewed 3 brews with it and am very happy. The thermometer that Better Beer carries is right one and makes life a lot easier for me. The only thing that I would have changed if that I may of got the 15 gallon kettle for bigger batches down the road.
March 9, 2011 at 11:59 PM
Pros: good heavy duty pot with two welded couplers tri clad bottom
Recommended? YesThis an excellent brew pot for the price, if your looking for a pot that is going to last for years this is it.
January 4, 2011 at 10:25 AM
Pros: Tough and durable. Full-volume, raging boils with no boil-overs. Cleans easily.
Cons: Leaves behind more than 1/2 gallon
Recommended? YesThis thing is a beast. A little pricey, but worth it to me, and it will certainly still be in great condition long after I'm no longer able to lift it.
I think it's the perfect size for 5-8 gallon batches, as you can literally turn the burner up full-blast and walk away, with no thought about boil-overs. I have done 10+ gallon batches in it, but it was back to constant baby-sitting and frequent heat adjustments to prevent boil-over-- no thanks!
The valve is set a bit high; expect to leave behind 1/2 - 3/4 gallon and adjust recipes accordingly.
Clean-up is a breeze. Unlike thin-metal pots, nothing gets burnt-on or crusty. A quick scrub and rinse and you're good to go again.
September 7, 2010 at 08:12 PM
Pros: sturdy, even heating, welded threaded inserts.
Cons: expensive compared to aluminum. Thermometer insert isn't low enough for 5 gallon batches.
Recommended? YesThis kettle is excellent for 5 and 10 gallon batches. It's has sturdy welded handles and threaded attachments. 5 gallon batches will fall a bit short of the thermometer attatchment, while 10 gallon batches that will often fill the kettle close to the top if 12 gallons or more are collected at the beginning of the boil. Aluminum may be cheaper, especially if you want to weld yourself, but this is still worth my 240$
July 6, 2010 at 10:01 AM
Pros: Big. Doesn't scorch easily.
Cons: Big. Dead volume is an issue when using a bazooka tube.
Recommended? YesMine is actually a BE308, the 8gal version.