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Old 04-02-2007, 03:24 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me if it matters what you brew your wort in. Aluminum or stainless steel and why .

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Old 04-02-2007, 03:27 AM   #2
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Both are great, don't scrape or scrub the grayish film that forms on the aluminum... that oxidation protects your wort from the bare aluminum.... but they are both great. Enjoy

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Old 04-02-2007, 05:58 AM   #3
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I have a 26qt aluminum pot I use, because it was a hell of a lot cheaper than SS.

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Old 04-02-2007, 06:44 AM   #4
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How much cheaper could it be?

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Old 04-02-2007, 02:27 PM   #5
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How much cheaper? How about $39 for a 44Qt Stainless fryer from CostCo? There's a thread on it.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:14 PM   #6
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I tried to get someone to get me a couple of those Costco fryers up in NH and ship them through Ebay, but no dice...I would still be interested if someone could do that.

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Old 04-03-2007, 12:29 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, I will check out costco.

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Old 04-03-2007, 01:09 AM   #8
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everything ive read says use stainless, ive heard recommendations from people that say aluminum is fine. Alot of people use aluminum kegs for kettles also so it must be alright. However I bought a stainless kettle.

If you want aluminum, just buy a turkey fryer and it will come with one, plus you have a big A$$ burner to use too.

I saved my aluminum pot for frying...and steaming.

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I think there's a reason for not using aluminum, but I can't remember why.


Do a search. There's a few hundred posts going back and fourth about this one.

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Alot of people use aluminum kegs for kettles also so it must be alright.
Oh, and BTW - kegs are SS, not aluminum.
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