From the HBD Archive
From: (Michael Bergman)
Subject: Stainless Steel brewing vessels
Date: 1989-12-22 14:47:55 GMT

I had been keeping my mouth shut, on the assumption that I didn't have
anything to add to the discussion, but have come to the conclusion
that that is not necessarily the case.

In the Boston area, for commercial grade cooking utensils, including 5
and 10 gallon heavy duty stainless steel pots, the place to go is
Chinatown. There are two or three restaurant suppliers there. One of
them is named Seidman's, I have forgotten the name of the other but it
is on Harrison St. A 5 gallon pot costs, as best I recall, between
$70 and $90 dollars (I think $90). If you are considering a
Revere-ware 3.5 gallon pot for $50, such as Mr. Harris describes, you
should definitely look into this. Most Revere ware comes into the
category "light weight" as compared to restaurant quality stuff.

Most major cities have similar places. Look under "Restaurant
Supplies" in the yellow pags.

Note that some of the other suggestions that have been made represent
a better price/gallon ratio -- for lighter weight equipment.
This is a perfectly reasonable trade-off.

Also check the auction pages of your local paper for restaurants going
out of business.

- --mike bergman
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