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Welding terms


Brent Starr • Knoxville, Tennessee asks,

I am an extract plus grain brewer and kit winemaker who is thinking of stepping up to a stainless steel conical fermenter. I notice that most are listed as seamless with no welds, but some brag about being welded. What is the difference and which is “better?” Is there any place to find honest reviews on brewing equipment to help me decide?

I have answered some stainless steel questions in the past and at the time Mr. Wizard was still cloaked by the wispy clouds of anonymity. Now that I have been unveiled I
Response by Ashton Lewis.