I've read comparisons on these kettles, read up on other sites, but I would like to get some opinions from the good people here (hopefully from some people who own them).
I'm trying to decide between:
NORTHERN BREWER: Brew Kettles
This line of stainless steel stock pots combine great quality and remarkable value. Unlike the inexpensive Italian Kettles made from welded sheet metal, these kettles are totally seamless. The wall thickness and overall mass of the kettles is significantly higher. The bottom of the kettle has three layers -- an aluminum layer is sandwiched between two stainless steel layers for superior heat dissipation. The bottom of the kettles are 5 mm thick, five times the thickness of the Italian Kettles. All of these pots come with a heavy-duty stainless steel lid, and hollow handles. These kettles will last a lifetime.
10 Gallon MegaPot (No Spigot.) This pot has a capcity of 40 quarts, or 10 gallons. It is 13" tall and 17" in diameter. Wall thickness is 1.0 mm.
10 Gallon Stainless Kettle. (No spigot.) This heavy-duty, 18-8 stainless steel kettle will last a lifetime. It has a capacity of 10 gallons, which is suitable to vigorously boil over 8 gallons of wort. Perfect for all-grain brewers and extract brewers who want to boil full-wort volumes. A full wort boil is especially important when brewing lighter beer styles, as it prevents wort carmelization. Contains a matching lid. 16" tall, 15" diameter.