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Old 10-16-2007, 01:50 AM   #11
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I agree, I've been using a 60 qt aluminum brew pot for 3 years with no ill effects. Purchased it from a local restaurant supply shop, don't remember how much but it was less than $80. Drilled it for a SS ball value and it's been great.

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Old 10-16-2007, 02:06 AM   #12
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wow i might get that 36 qt stainless bayou classic pot for 60.

Only thing is its 0.8 mm thick. Isnt that really thin? Or is stainless that much stronger? Ive seen aluminum pots that were 4 and 6 mm thick.

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Old 10-16-2007, 03:23 AM   #13
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Anyone have info on the thickness of the pot? I'd like to order this tonight!!

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Old 10-16-2007, 03:34 AM   #14
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My 20 gallon stainless kettle is about .050" in wall thickness. That's about 1.25 mm. I think 0.8 mm is probably just fine.

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Old 10-16-2007, 03:36 AM   #15
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Ok, cool....thanks.

I placed the order for the 36 qt...I figure 9 gallons is plenty big as I don't plan on doing more than 5 gallon batches...for now anyway

Now hopefully it gets here before the weekend so I can brew my first AG!!!

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Old 10-16-2007, 12:28 PM   #16
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The only reservation I have about aluminum is that it might be linked to Alzheimers. Although unlikely it's something to think about. I know aluminum cans are coated but not sure why. Maybe someone out there has done some research on this and could enlighten all of us.

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Old 10-16-2007, 01:25 PM   #17
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My 20 gallon stainless kettle is about .050" in wall thickness. That's about 1.25 mm. I think 0.8 mm is probably just fine.
I bought both my 44 qt and 62qt from there and both are set up with weldless ball valves. They work great.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:46 PM   #18
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I bought both my 44 qt and 62qt from there and both are set up with weldless ball valves. They work great.
Awesome man...thanks for the link. That's the best price I could find anywhere and the shipping is pretty cheap too.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:45 AM   #19
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The only reservation I have about aluminum is that it might be linked to Alzheimers. .

It has long been proven that the study was flawed and it is accepted by the medical and scientific community that there is NO link between aluminum and brain disease

Cans are coated to prevent a metallic taste. Steel cans are coated also
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:58 PM   #20
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The only reservation I have about aluminum is that it might be linked to Alzheimers. Although unlikely it's something to think about. I know aluminum cans are coated but not sure why. Maybe someone out there has done some research on this and could enlighten all of us.
Haven't done any research, but, if you're worried about it , then don't eat out anywhere. Vertually all restaurants use aluminum pots.....
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