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Old 03-15-2007, 11:31 PM   #1
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So I think I have read that boiling in aluminum is bad, you should always use stainless steel. But will this really put off flavors in my beer? I want to buy an outdoor boiling system but the ss is too expensive.

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:32 PM   #2
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No it's fine.
Just don't use caustic cleaners or scrub it bright.
Just not quite as durable as stainless.

An old keg will normally work out cheaper than a stockpot though.

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:34 PM   #3
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I brewed many great extract brews in alloy kettles. don't stress it!

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There are some advantages of aluminum over stainless steel, too. It is lighter for one, and it has better heat dissipation than an all SS pot (less chance of scorching).

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