I appreciate it though. But I don't think I would want to be lugging around a 60 qt. pot when I only plan on doing 5 gallon batches. I really don't see myself upgrading to 10 gallon batches anytime in the near future. But definitely great for anyone else looking. And if you ever find yourself in the Philly area, feel free to drop by and help me drill out my kettle!
I boil in a 50 liter (~54 qts) kettle and I can just barely do 10 gallon batches if I am very watchful. but something to keep in mind. yesterday I was boiling a little under 8 gallons in my kettle and I got a nice boil over even though there was still like 5+ gallons of headspace in the kettle.
I have a 40qt as well as my 80qt. One thing I found was that to do a 5 gallon AG batch you are going to boil down from at least 8 gallons. Well one may think "oh I got's me another two
gallons headspace" in my 40qt. Yeah, well the wort is almost to the top. Maybe 2" from the top. At a full boil it will leap out of the kettle and be further compounded by that there is no wiggle-room for a boil-over. Yes you can hover and add anti-foam at the critical moment but the wort will still be slopping over the edges.
If it doubles as your hot-liquor tank then you will need to fill it to the top to heat the water for the total mash, and still may be short of enough water.