right now i am a extract brewer doing parcial boils but recently i was wonder if i could use one of those big black canning pots to do a full boil. i have one big enugh that is brand new that has been collecting dust so any info would be great.
Can't think of a reason why not. What is it made from?
What capacity is it?
Most canning pots are aluminum but I've never seen a black one. If it is aluminum it should be fine.
I use a large canning pot to can starter wort. I can about 5 gallons at a time so I can make starters in about 30 minutes.
Is it enameled? That's fine as long as there are no chips. Exposed iron can make for weird tastes.
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I used an enameled steel canning pot as my first boiling pot for extract boils. Worked great.