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Offline Max L.

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Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 Kettle
« on: May 07, 2022, 02:22:33 pm »
I am currently planning to upsize to a 20 gallon brew kettle. Wanting to buy American made, I have a question about the Blichmann G2 brewing kettle. My 3 current kettles, 2 ten gallon and 1 five gallon kettles all have tri-ply bottoms. The G2 does not. Has anyone had issues with the G2 kettle single ply bottom? Or suggestions for another USA made 20 gallon kettle?
« Last Edit: May 07, 2022, 02:33:15 pm by Max L. »

Offline M-O-O-N That spells beer!

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Re: Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 Kettle
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2022, 04:15:17 pm »
I have a 10 gallon G2. Not sure what kind of problem there would be with the single ply bottom but I never had any type of issues. I pair this up with their propane burner (pre Hellfire)
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Re: Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 Kettle
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2022, 07:15:01 pm »
I have heard that a single ply bottom can warp out of shape where it is not steady due to direct heat.

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Re: Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 Kettle
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2022, 07:46:52 pm »
Maybe this should be a question to Blichmann?
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Re: Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 Kettle
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2022, 07:47:02 am »
I have had a G2 15 gallon boil kettle for about 5 years with zero problems.
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Re: Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 Kettle
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2022, 06:05:02 am »
I use multiple-ply kettles on my electric induction burner; I'm guessing that a single ply may not work with it.  Otherwise, I'm not sure why it would matter much.

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Re: Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 Kettle
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2022, 08:41:30 am »
I know that a 3 ply bottom is supposed to help capture heat but I find that a skirt around the burner works much better.  Aside from that, the heavy bottom just takes longer to heat up and cool down and makes the kettle harder to move.

Hot spots scorching wort has been proven to be a myth unless you have DME caked on the bottom.
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Re: Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 Kettle
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2022, 10:25:53 am »
Have been using Blichmann kettles for around 10 years. Zero issues.