> Anyone know where i can get one ? I have been using converted keg as
> boil pot and till now this works fine but could be better. The keg has
> a covex bottom and is elevated by skirt of keg so the bottom sits hig
> from the flame. This takes a bit longer to heat/boil. Also I am now 45
> and not getting younger. Although i consider myself a pretty strong
> individual still able to rep 315lbs on a free bar bench, i know it is
> a matter of time that swinging these heavy kegs around will be more of
> a task. I would like to replace my kegs with stainless pots instead.
> So help a fellow brewer out if you know where i can get these rather
> George D'Brewer
Having the bottom sit a bit above the flame isn't really that bad of a
thing. You probably would boil faster with the bottom 1 inch above
the flame than having the flame wrap aroun the bottom of the pot.
also, I find the concave bottom much more of a blessing than a curse.
It lets me transfer more of the contents without tipping the pot.
A stainless pot with a 60 qt capacity isn't going to be much lighter
(if any) than a stainless keg of 62 qt (1/2 bbl) capacity. If you're
going with stainless steel, the only way to make it lighter is to make
it thinner. The folks making the kegs have done a pretty good job of
making them as light at they can and still be durable. I'm 50 and I
can still do it. You still have a few years left.