After a few counter top brews it was time to give the kettle some legs of its own. The stand was next in line for a few reasons. I wanted be able to see over the top, avoid slogging around 45 Lbs of stainless steel every time I needed to move it and provide a more stable base to 95 Lbs of boiling, sticky wort.
I started with 1.5″ 304SS 16 gauge square tube, four caster wheels and some stainless spring laod toggle latches for securing the kettle to the base. The base will also hold the pump which allows me to pop off the latches, unclasp a tri clover and swing the kettle up to the sink for cleaning.