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Old 11-28-2012, 10:17 PM   #111
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They cut the handles off and left the small piece with the rivets. It was cheaper than them welding it and its water tight.


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Old 12-04-2012, 03:44 PM   #112
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They cut the handles off and left the small piece with the rivets. It was cheaper than them welding it and its water tight.
My handles were welded on. I dremeled the welds, and the handles came off clean.



 
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:17 AM   #113
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FYI…

For those of you planning to build this project, I noticed that Amazon’s price for the Bayou Classic 1044 44-Quart Stainless-Steel Stockpot is down to $68.25 with free shipping!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-...cmu_pg__header

Just placed my order…

Hope you find this information useful.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #114
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That's a steal for a pot that size! Awesome!
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:10 AM   #115
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Awesome build! Anyone know if a 12" domed false bottom fits in this pot?

 
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:45 AM   #116
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Is the 12" one the same one that is used in the standard drink cooler?
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:02 AM   #117
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For years now I have been using a round drink cooler for a mash tun and have been unhappy the entire time because it always leaked and warped on the inside. I looked online for a new mash tun and didnt want to spend the money on a blichman, minibrew, or another cooler. I found a 44 quart stainless steel pot that I picked up for a great price and that is almost the exact same size as the drink cooler http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-.../dp/B000VXHKMC. I cut the threaded top off of the cooler and trimmed the foam from the inside to make the pot fit. I had a welding shop cut the handles off and weld a pipe fitting in the bottom of the pot for me. The pot slides perfectly inside of the trimmed cooler and if I would have lined up the hole a little better it would have been a perfect fit. I am using the same false bottom for the drink cooler in this mash tun. Here are a few pics of what I have done so you guys can check it out.






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Old 03-09-2015, 02:02 PM   #118
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Thanks smccarter! The thing has been working perfect for quite a while now. The 12" falso bottom is what I use in mine I measured it last night. Fits great
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:15 PM   #119
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Thanks Ben!

 
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:53 PM   #120
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This looks great, my only concern is dealing with the handles. Seems like a pretty serious annoyance.



 
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