This is a 32 quart or 8 gallon stainless steel stock pot with a weldless ball valve The ball valve includes the high temp orings, bulkhead, valve, and 1/2 in. barbed nipple. All metal parts are stainless steel. This kettle is perfect for a brewer on a budget and works as a great start into all grain brewing. Nice SS kettle with lid and welded handles.