Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Do dings in kettle affect all-grain?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-17-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
saintdog327
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Posts: 118
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Do dings in kettle affect all-grain?

Hello!

I have an opportunity to buy a large 10 gallon kettle for cheap but the only trade off is that the bottom of it has some scratches / dings. I'm using it for allgrain and would like to know if these would dramatically affect my wort while boiling / could it infect the beer in some way?!

Thank you,
Saintdog

__________________
Primary 1: Cellis White
Primary 2: Scottish Ale
Primary 3: Empty
Conditioning: Milk Stout
Current Process: Collecting / Cleaning Bottles

From Boston? Lets Brew Together!
saintdog327 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
audger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: ., Connecticut
Posts: 1,497
Liked 40 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

boiling sanitizes everything. unless its almost destroyed, a few dings wont effect it in any way.

__________________
audger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
JonK331
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,100
Liked 28 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Are the dings on the inside or outside? Post a pic.

Most likely nothing to worry about though.

__________________
JonK331 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2012, 07:39 PM   #4
saintdog327
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Posts: 118
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

first image is the inside of the pot, not so many dings just a little bit pitted. Second is the lid.

screen-shot-2012-01-17-3.37.24-pm.jpg   screen-shot-2012-01-17-3.36.39-pm.jpg  
__________________
Primary 1: Cellis White
Primary 2: Scottish Ale
Primary 3: Empty
Conditioning: Milk Stout
Current Process: Collecting / Cleaning Bottles

From Boston? Lets Brew Together!
saintdog327 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
JonK331
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,100
Liked 28 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I'm not a metallurgist or anything but it should be just fine.

__________________
JonK331 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-17-2012, 09:47 PM   #6
wilserbrewer
BIAB Expert Tailor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
wilserbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey Shore, Jersey
Posts: 6,688
Liked 443 Times on 373 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

That looks like an old aluminum pot of good quality. You could scrub it real clean and then boil some water to re-oxidize it if you would like it to look a bit better. Or just clean it real well and use it. Most old aluminum pots look like that andare fine to use IMO.

wilserbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #7
audger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: ., Connecticut
Posts: 1,497
Liked 40 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

"440" is a stainless steel designation, its not aluminum.

its definately a well-used pot, but it should be ok to use just like it is, or you could take some 200-400 grit sandpaper and smooth out some of the scratches. after you sand it, put some Barkeepers Friend (oxacilic acid) in there for a few hours to reform the passive surface layer. it will be as good as new.

__________________
audger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-19-2012, 03:28 PM   #8
ikonis
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tyler, TX
Posts: 191
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by audger View Post
"440" is a stainless steel designation, its not aluminum.

its definately a well-used pot, but it should be ok to use just like it is, or you could take some 200-400 grit sandpaper and smooth out some of the scratches. after you sand it, put some Barkeepers Friend (oxacilic acid) in there for a few hours to reform the passive surface layer. it will be as good as new.
While I am not against using BKF... a few hours is extremely excessive. Stainless will repassivate almost instantaneously with just air.

But yes, clean it well with BKF. Don't need to soak it though.
__________________
Tyler's Brewing Supply
East Texas's ONLY Homebrew Supply Shop
ikonis is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-19-2012, 04:48 PM   #9
OneHoppyGuy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
OneHoppyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 1,704
Liked 40 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

Let us know how dinged beer tastes...

__________________

Brewright. All Rights Reserved. We reserve the right to brew and to help you brew. To protect the brew and defend the brew. To make the brew and drink the brew.

BrewSteel.com
BrewSteel on Facebook

OneHoppyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brew Kettle for all grain Grossy Equipment/Sanitation 1 10-26-2011 05:19 AM
Affect of contact with skin on beer? aluftig1 Equipment/Sanitation 5 02-14-2010 01:31 AM
What is the minimum size kettle for all grain boils? mangine77 Equipment/Sanitation 28 11-14-2008 08:13 PM
(2) KETTLE all grain system The Pol Equipment/Sanitation 3 05-18-2008 01:39 PM
Does sanitizer affect head retention in bottles? Soperbrew Equipment/Sanitation 7 02-27-2008 07:44 PM