Hi this is my first post on this forum!
My situation is
-I live in a small apartment and would like to buy as little equipment as possible.
-I'm unsure whether I will be able to brew outside or be confined to the stovetop.
-I will be starting out with a partial mash/BIAB, with the possibility of moving AG BIAB.
I've been shopping around looking at pots like this
but the other day I found a deal for a 50 quart SS pot for $79.99 (sorry its a local restaurant supply store, w/ no website). Only reason I didn't buy it on the spot was
-I will be starting off cooking on the stovetop and I don't know if stovetops can handle that kind of volume (or if I'll ever need it)
-The metal is thin and I don't know how good the handle rivets are.
-Does the gauge of the pot matter for homebrew?
-It's a massive pot stored in a small apt.
-It won't fit in my sink I'll have to get a wort chiller.
The 50 quart is only 5$ more than the 36 quart. Is bigger always better for kettles? Does anyone know of a better deal or better pot for my situation?