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Old 12-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #11
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I am about to start brewing also once Santa arrives.
I think trying to get into the beginner segment will be tough. Most of the sites I've looked at offer some cheap starter pots. I think brewers that are buying the starter kits from these sites would be inclined to buy the pots as well.
The beginners here on HBT; I don't think are regular beginners. We have done more research than other beginners and better know the value of having pots like yours instead of basic pots.
I think there may be a need for 5 to 8 gal pots in the market for people who prefer small batch brewing.

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:17 PM   #12
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The very reason for my reply. Some do small batches in 5 gallon BK's. I do partial boils in mine,whether partial mash biab or partial boil extracts. I've gotten a lot of mileage out of that SS stock pot. But the extra gadgets would've been nice.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:22 AM   #13
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Thanks for the reply's! A lot of your concerns are ours as well. As for the weldless... We believe the weldless design is inferior to the welded and we will never offer it.



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Old 12-21-2012, 02:05 PM   #14
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I understand your thinking on the weldless design but you might want to reconsider particularly if your targeting new brewers. Often times when people are trying a new hobby the barrier to entry is the dollar commitment. While the weldless option may be a lesser quality its still a functional design and could be the product that bring customers into the door.

I run a printing company and we do alot of custom orders for people who frankly have no clue. One of the tactics we use that I'm a big proponent of is giving the client 3 options at 3 price points. A good, a better, and a best. People like it and while the sweet spot is almost always the "better" option the business man in me would never want to have a client leave because we couldn't offer them something they cant afford and likewise I wouldn't want to cut into my earning potential by not offering a high end product to the "money is no concern" client.

Just my take on it. Best of luck to you no matter how you decide to proceed.
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