I paid considerable more for this kit 3 years ago and just stumbled across the deal Overstock is having on it while searching for a friend. I've brewed hundreds of gallons of beer since buying this kettle. It makes brew day so much more enjoyable and easy. The quality is outstanding and the false bottom combined with the mesh filter makes keeping cold break material and hops seed out of the fermenter a breeze.
I was looking to upgrade from my turkey fryer pot without spending a fortune and this kettle was the perfect solution. It does everything I need for half the price of some other brands. Assembly was easy, and the wrenches and thread tape were included. I'm still mashing in my home built orange cooler tun, so I chose to skip the false bottom and save some cash. My only complaint is with the safety latch on the valve. You have to lift it up to open or close the valve, which could be a problem if you need to close the valve quickly. I solved this easily by bending one of the release tabs with my pliers. Now it still can't open accidentally, but closes without any interference. If you're the kind of person who drives a Toyota rather than a Lexus, this is the kettle you want. It's a solid choice for the price.