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Old 06-16-2012, 04:18 AM   #1
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SORRY, BUT SOLD: 15-Gallon Polarware Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Brewing Pot with lid, two handles, 1/2" FPT full-port ball valve and a Blichmann BrewMometer thermometer. 60 Quart/15 Gallon/56 Liter capacity, perfect for 10 gallon/37 liter batches.



I've brewed exactly 23 batches of beer in this kettle (according to ProMash), and yet the stainless remains in EXCELLENT condition. This kettle was very well cared for, but it came to me with a very, very tiny dent (about the size of a quarter) where the bottom meets the sidewall below the handle on the right side - it does NOT affect the performance at all, but it is slightly visible. The lid has a 7/8" hole professionally drilled in it with a polysiphone quick disconnect already installed, allowing for the transfer of water or wort into the kettle without lifting the lid. The lid came with a 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" notch cut in the rim to allow for the arms of an immersion chiller to exit the kettle, again, without needing to remove the lid. These modifications were made to ensure my cooling wort was not exposed to wild yeast or bacteria post-boil as I whirlpooled.

The kettle has served me VERY well, but I have just recently moved up to 26-gallon kettles and I no longer need this one.

Additional photos are available at: http://photobucket.com/polarwarekettle

I'm asking $175.00 PLUS POSTAGE

Shipping will be via U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, with tracking, and I will only charge you the same as the USPS charges me. Packaging and handling is free!

PROST!!!

I also have an EXCELLENT stainless steel false bottom available for this kettle as well - if you are interested, just ask me about it, and I'll include it in the package for an additional $50.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:49 AM   #2
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Shipping from Japan? or is your location info out of date?
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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Pm sent regarding cost of shipping? If not prohibitive...will buy.

 
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:02 PM   #4
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Shipping from Japan? or is your location info out of date?
Yeah, I'm shipping from Japan... HOWEVER!!!

I'm with the military overseas (Navy in Japan), so while it may look like I'm mailing it internationally, I'm actually mailing it as if I were still in the lower 48. I'm serviced by the U.S. Postal Service here on base, and the box will never touch Japanese hands.

Second, I'm not absolutely sure what size box the "Pack'n'Wrap will use to package this up, but I'm assuming a 24" x 24" x 18" box. That leaves plenty of room for padding - they do an EXCELLENT job of protecting the contents. It appears the kettle itself weighs 21 lbs, based on what I found on other websites offering to sell this new. If the false bottom is included, it will increase the weight by a few more pounds - I can be more exact if you want.

With all of that in mind, here are the numbers if I'm sending it to the West Coast (e.g., 92054 in Oceanside, CA):

USPS Express Mail: $25.04
USPS Parcel Post: $15.84

Both include tracking information.
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I just had another thought... I'll be in Seattle this coming Wednesday, attending the National Homebrewer's Conference (NHC) through next Sunday. I'd be more than happy to box this up and bring it as part of my checked baggage, and then hand it over to whoever buys it for NO ADDITIONAL COST in shipping and handling.

Just in case any of ya'll are gonna be there!
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THE POLARWARE KETTLE IS NOW SOLD!!

But I'll have another one just like it for sale just as soon as I get back from the NHC (whoo whoo!!) and I can get a chance to clean it up - it used to be my insulated Mash Tun, and so it includes a copper B3 sparge ring and a false bottom, along with an upgraded 1/2" full-port ball valve and a Blichmann Thermometer. I pulled the insulation off and realized that it needs a little "Barkeeper's Friend" taken to it!

I should have it ready for public display in a week or so...
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First in line? Price?

 
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First in line? Price?
Yup, you're now first in line... I just returned from the NHC, and was waiting until the weekend to get the kettle all shined up. My wife took a shot at it, and she's 95% of the way there. It looks GREAT!!

The kettle comes with a stainless steel false bottom in perfect shape, a Blichmann Brewmometer, and a copper sparge arm attached to the lid using a stainless steel coupler on the inside and a polysiphone quick-disconnect on the outside. The 1/2" valve that came with the kettle wasn't full port, so I replaced it with a superior 1/2" stainless steel full port ball valve.

While it looks great, I would still suggest wrapping it in a hot water heater blanket - the shiney "space blanket" type to help the kettle retain heat during the mash.

You can see a picture of the mash tun in it's working condition in my gallery.

The kettle cost $460 (plus shipping & handling) to assemble, and it is still in GREAT shape. I'm asking $275 for it, plus reimbursement for shipping. I won't add anything for handling because I go to the U.S. Post Office here on base every day anyway, just to check mail. You can calculate the exact shipping costs by entering your zipcode into the USPS website (http://www.usps.gov/), my zipcode (96349), the weight is about 22 lbs., and the box dimensions are about 20" x 20" x 16".

If you have any questions, let me know.

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Old 06-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #9
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I'll claim second in line.
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