I bought a 10 gallon stainless steel pot from Austin Homebrew Supply a little over a year ago and have used it as my HLT and Brew Kettle. I brewed this weekend and noticed a three inch long crack from the top of the pot going straight down. I brewed again the next day and noticed a second crack starting not too far from the first.
The cracks are high enough up that I can still do 5 gallon batches but I wouldn't want to try doing a 7-8 gallon batch any more. Is there anything I can do to fill the cracks? What about anything to keep more cracks from forming? Would you keep using this pot?