Blichmann G1 Boilermaker

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  1. Vesparados

    Vesparados Well-Known Member

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    I have done all grain batches this year in my plain jane steel kettle. I saw a Blichmann G1 on Craigslist this morning. For those that have upgraded, is the move to a G1 for $200 worth it? Or am I just being enticed by shiny things?
     
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    To me, with my buckets and carboys, it looks like shiny s###. To each their own, though. Some swear by their stainless.
     
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    As long as the kettle has been taken care of, I can't imagine that you'd be disappointed in the quality. Since starting sours, I've thought about purchasing a nice stainless kettle myself. The only drawback I've found with my aluminum pot is not being able to do kettle sours.
    Purchasing quality products is never a bad thing in my book. Especially if you can find a good deal!
     
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    Shiny bits can be tempting. I am proud of my plastic Fermonsters and plastic bottling buckets. What interested me was the G1 kettle being convertible to a mash tun. I am thinking it would have fewer contamination opportunities, and less clean up. It was probably yesterday's trip to Scofflaw Brewery that made me look for my own shiny stuff.
     
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    I am a sucker for quality tools as well. So much so that my wife no longer allows me on the Snap-On truck without adult supervision.
     
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    Our Snap-On guy shows up every damn Friday at lunch time.
    I take a short lunch on Friday's :D
     
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