John Blichmann is as near to a homebrewing engineer saint as one can get, so please be advised this is not an attack--merely a question I keep asking myself, so I thought I'd quiz the forum.
Why are the boilermaker brewpot bottoms so silly thin?
Yes, the pots are notable for their stiffness and durability as well as build quality and features at an incredibly light weight. True and true. But why no sandwiched core to distribute direct fire heat and minimize scorching? That's worth a little more weight in my book.
I can't tell if the generation 2 pots are thicker, but they don't advertise their bottoms as having any enhancement. Bummer.