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Old 01-17-2013, 01:18 PM   #1
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Concord 60 qt:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-60-QT-Qu...item2c6ba9e7df

$75.98 + $24 S&H = $99.98.

Bayou Classic 62 qt:

http://www.wayfair.com/Bayou-Classic...refid=SS314743

$115.54 with free shipping

From searching the forums, I see the Concord is slightly thicker (1.0 mm vs 0.8 mm) though some have questioned the quality of the Concord's steel.

Also, the Concord handles are riveted whereas the BC is welded, not sure which is better, but my Blichmann has the riveted plate handles.

Thoughts? The price is close enough I just want to know which one is better.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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I have the BC and have have no issues with it. Even after drilling holes in it for the thermometer, spigot, and sight glass.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #3
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I got a 15g concord a week or so ago. Haven't drilled it yet, but I was overall surprised by its feel. I'll check back after I drill for my fittings and components.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #4
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Also, the Concord handles are riveted whereas the BC is welded, not sure which is better, but my Blichmann has the riveted plate handles.

Thoughts? The price is close enough I just want to know which one is better.
I'm not certain whether it matters if the handles are welded or riveted. If it does to you, check with Bayou Classic, as my 44 qt. has riveted handles, not welded.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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I have the Concord 80 qt pot. Actually, 3 of them. I love them. The steel is thick and they hold up well. I have all sorts of holes drilled in mine for heating elements, recirc/herms, probes, sight glasses. You name it. If it can be stuck on a kettle, I've got it.

If you buy more than one he cuts you some slack on the shipping of the additional units.

A friend of mine has the BC kettles. Each of them are slightly different. The handle on the lids is different in all three and the pot handles are riveted on one and welded on two. Go figure.

Reason: To add information.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:01 PM   #6
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I have a 44 qt B/C. I don't like how the B/C logo plus other information is stamped on the side of the kettle ...makes cleaning difficult. The Concord pots look pretty nice and may be heavier than the B/C...Concord gets my vote!

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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I just ordered the 15 and 20 gal Corncord.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:06 PM   #8
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I think BC recently (mid-late 2012?) started welding on all the handles for the bigger kettles.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:17 PM   #9
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I'm getting ready to make this exact decision. What is the shipping time like on the Concord kettles? I know Amazon can get a BC to me in a couple of days but that is probably not worth an extra $15 unless we are talking about weeks on the Concord.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #10
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I'm getting ready to make this exact decision. What is the shipping time like on the Concord kettles? I know Amazon can get a BC to me in a couple of days but that is probably not worth an extra $15 unless we are talking about weeks on the Concord.
The Concord seller eBay link posted earlier has the seller in CA. Shipping should be very fast to you. I'm in NJ so it'll probably take a little longer. I emailed the seller and they were willing to give me a break on shipping and an upgrade to UPS since I ordered 2 pots and one fits inside the other.

 
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