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Old 04-28-2011, 02:05 AM   #1
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Default Stainless Steel vs. Aluminum

I have been looking at several options for all grain brewing. Is there a significant difference between Stainless Steel mash tuns versus Aluminum mash tuns? Do they create different tastes, properties in your brew? Has anyone done any research on this?



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Old 04-28-2011, 02:08 AM   #2
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Do a search for Aluminum vs Steel, or "Is aluminum ok." It is a widely debated topic, but I beleive the majority of us feel that aluminum is safe for brewing usage. I use and have had no problems



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Neither should leach off flavors. SS conducts heat less than aluminum, so there's that. Also SS can be cleaned by harsher cleansers. Whatever floats your boat.

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Stainless steel: shiny an expensive

Aluminum: cheap and adequate

I see no reason to spend the money on stainless unless you like shiny things and have money to burn.

I got a 7.5g aluminum turkey fryer with burner for $70. The same stainless pot would cost well over $150 for the pot alone

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you dont even have to search; the second sticky thread down is about this very subject. its a sticky because it gets asked about once every 12 hours.

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Old 04-28-2011, 08:53 PM   #6
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Direct link:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/faq-aluminum-pots-boil-kettles-49449/

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