For those concerned about the lack of tri-clad bottom, we designed the new BME kettle so that the outer skirt/firebox would uniformly spread and channel heat through the vents.
The skirt is designed to hold heat in and around the sides of the dished bottom, so the need for a traditional aluminum core triclad bottom is completely mitigated.
Furthermore, while Tri-clad bottoms can help improve boil times on flat bottom kettles by more evenly distributing heat, they have largely been debunked from avoiding scorching. Wort is a high mobility liquid since it naturally contains mostly water, so the risks of scorching are inherently very low unless the heat source is oversized in comparison to the wort volume.
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