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Old 10-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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http://www.highlanderbrewingsupply.c...kettles/Detail

I'm looking for a kettle, and came across these. Does anyone have any experience with this vendor and/or product?

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:11 PM   #2
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I can't speak on the quality of the welds - but the actual pots are the same pots even uses - Update International SPS-80 with the cladded bottom. As far as the pots - they are good quality pots. One thing to consider though - you can save yourself some money if you're willing to work a bit. The pots themselves can be had under 150 a piece. I just bought two 100 qt versions and they were even just about that price.

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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^^^ What he said. They are the Update International kettles also used with the MegaPots. Many people on here use them and like them. We used to stock them actually!
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I mainly prefer the idea that they have already been welded and have three ports so I wouldn't need to do much before brewing. I emailed about getting the false bottom in the kettle instead of the kettle screen and he said it was no problem. I haven't had trouble with a kettle screen in the past, but I want to use this as a kettle, and then eventually turn it into a mashtun or HLT when I get a slightly larger kettle. In the past (once I stopped doing stovetop extract) I had used keggles, but I am currently without homebrewing equipment and slowly building it back up. But I feel that my experience helps me to know what I want and I'd like to avoid any cheap purchases that I will upgrade within a few years.

Hopefully someone here has some experience with this vendor and could comment about the welds and the overall customer service. Cheers.

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #5
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FYI those are weldless fittings not welded fittings.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the heads up.

 
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:12 PM   #7
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In which case - you're definitely better doing it on your own. Then you can set the ports exactly where you want them.

 
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:23 AM   #8
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+1 on the vendor... I have one bk from spike and one from highlander and really like them both.

 
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