I was originally going to just use modified kegs for brewpots but my living situation has changed and I will need something smaller that i can use indoors. I was curious if anyone had advice on a place to find them for relatively cheap (already looking on craigslist, shopgoodwill, etc.) I'm looking for something that is at least 30 quarts and stainless. The one from bass pro shops seems to be the best deal so far.
To avoid spending the money on a second brew pot to use as a hot liquor tank I was wondering if i would be able to heat water in the boil kettle, pour it into a bottling bucket and use it for the sparge. Will the bucket be okay for water at that temperature? Any advice on how to make this efficient and inexpensive would be appreciated.