Originally Posted by Bsquared
My Girl friend got me one of those for Christmas, I was a little worried about it developing hot spots because it it a thin gage SS, but it works great! the valve and thermometer are solid, no leaks. It works great for 7gal boils but more than that and its too full to get a boil going with out a boil over.
I was wondering about that ( hot spots) possibly scorching my wort. So I just use it to heat mash and spare water. Glad to hear you are having success boiling your wort with it.
The plastic melted off my ball valve handle the 1st time I used it and the dial on the thermometer is turning brown. I didn't know if that was something to be expected or not.
All in all and considering the price I'm happy with the purchase.