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Old 11-26-2012, 04:14 PM   #21
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Jun 2011
Argyle, Texas
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Go with welded fittings! I have a couple kettles with weldless and they are a PITA. They will leak over time and if you put any stress on them, they warp (Like trying to hang a pump) That would likely not happen a keggle but almost all the pots are too light weight. One of the reasons I like Stout Conicals is they have welded fittings. If I was going to order one I would get the 15 gallon with Tangential Inlet and a sight glass. I would also go with the electric TC fitting just in case I ever wanted go that way in the future. I would also get TC Themowell (A Tri Clamp fitting that you can put a seperate thermowell in. That would allow you to put in a TC Sensor directly into the kettle.)

I have a thread "If I knew then what I know now" that you should look at

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:16 PM   #22
Nov 2011
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Originally Posted by ianw58 View Post
I just bought three of these. I'm picking them up at the end of next week. I'll report on quality, etc then...
I'm interested in your feedback.
The 25g and 45g ones have caught my eye for my e-HERMS build that I'll be progressively doing over the next few months.

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