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Old 03-02-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default Does a new aluminum pot need to be seasoned?

I have received my new heavy 60qt. aluminum pot and the instructions indicate a seasoning procedure for it before initial useage. I don't plan to use it for anything other than brewing beer and was wondering if I still need to season it according to the manufacturers instructions. Yes/No?

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Old 03-02-2009, 03:11 PM   #2
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No, but what you need to do is passivate the pot. Fill it with water and boil away. This will build a passive oxide layer (looks gray and dull).

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No, but what you need to do is passivate the pot. Fill it with water and boil away. This will build a passive oxide layer (looks gray and dull).
Just a follow up on this. Once the gray coating is there, do not scrub it off with any kind of abrasive pad. Only clean with a soft cloth.
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+1 to flyangler. Fill it with water and boil it for 20-30 minutes to get that oxide layer built up.

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