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THIS IS A 2015 MODEL THAT DOES NOT HAVE GALLON MARKERS OR SILICONE INSULATED HANDLES
This 32 quart .030" thickness 200 grade stainless pot features a ½" nickel plated brass ball valve. The ball valve features weldless attachment via a lock nut and silicone washer, and a 1/2" NPT outlet to accept hose barbs with 1/2" male NPT threads. Includes pictured stainless steel matching lid. 13½" tall, 14½" diameter. Not recommended for glass top electric stoves (traditional burner electric stoves work, as do all gas stoves).
The valve also features 3/8" NPT female threads on the interior to accept the optional Brewer's Edge KettleScreen stainless filter screen. The KettleScreen functions as a screen for mashing, and removing whole hops from the boil (it tends to get clogged with large amounts of pellet hops).
We have tested this on an induction cooktop, and found that an inexpensive 1800 Watt Duxtop brand induction cooktop got 6 gallons boiling in about 90 minutes. So this will work with an induction cooktop, but we would recommend more than 1800 watts for best performance.
I had hoped this clearance brewkettle would be a great bargain, but as usual I got what I paid for, I paid for a cheapo BK and that's exactly what I received. I was a bit surprised and how light of a gauge of steel was used, my biggest complaint is that there is no dip tube available for it. I bought this with the intention of using it as my boil kettle for smaller batches instead of my 10 gallon kettle, but until I can cobble together some kind of dip tube this kettle is useless for anything besides heating strike and sparge water, and I already have several vessels that do that job adequately. I guess one lesson we all must relearn from time to time is that there are no really great bargains, if you think you've found one, you're probably deluding yourself.
Bought 2 of these so I could heat strike and spare water on kitchen stove (winter time), as I have gone from 5 to 10/12 gallon batches...Now own their 76qt,60qt,40 qt and 2 - 32qt kettles and they all come with brew kettle valves. 40 qt is first one I purchased and have done over 40 batches in it...it will soon need handles replaced (older style), but wouldn't trade these for anything else, certainly worth much more than what they cost!!! I'm in NY and these come from CA. $6.99 flat rate!!! They are my equipment go to company period!!!
No, this has a single ply bottom.
You can use our model S17 Cooler False Bottom. You will also need 2' of 3/8" thermoplastic tubing, and one S37 interior hose barb for the interior of the KettleValve.