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Old 06-29-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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my brewpot was getting kind of old and gross looking so i decided it was time to spend some money on a nice stainless steel pot (for extract brewing, partial boils). I was glancing over the "use and care" instructions and it says "To prevent warping, avoid sudden temperature changes such as immersing hot cookware in cod water." Since I use the ice bath method to cool, was was wondering if there is anything to this warning message? I am tempted to just ignore it and assume my pot will be fine.

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You'll be fine. Remember your pot is full of hot liquid, so it's going to cool relatively slowly. If you can cool it fast enough to warp a pot, your process is much better than mine! They mean not to put an empty hot pot into cold water.

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You'll be fine. Remember your pot is full of hot liquid, so it's going to cool relatively slowly. If you can cool it fast enough to warp a pot, your process is much better than mine! They mean not to put an empty hot pot into cold water.
+1 Similarly, don't dump water into an empty red hot kettle that was left on a lit burner by mistake. It's better to let it cool slowly if possible.
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:17 AM   #4
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thanks for the replies! what a dumb question now that i think about it, i completely forgot to factor in the wort that will be in the pot!

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