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Old 06-01-2012, 11:10 AM   #1921
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In America, casserole is a dish (meal) made from throwing left overs in a baking pan. And in my house, a word not to be used. Bleh!
Sorry for the confusion, actually I am Afrikaans speaking, so there will come out a lot of funny's in translation in the future.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:23 AM   #1922
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in america kegs are a dime a dozen on craigslist and cheap as can be. you can definitely use aluminum but you cannot clean the pots once they oxidize. stainless is much better.
This is the problem here with us, Kegs are realy scares, and they are on the stock of all the major beer brewing company's, so they are not that willing to let a homebrewer buy it, because it damage there sales.

If I powder-coat the Aluminum pots ( take note OneHoppyGuy) will it do the job?
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #1923
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Have any more pics? Looks like mine... only not ghetto lol. The bk is about the same height as mine
I'll see if I can find some more.
edit: Found some.





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Old 06-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #1924
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This is the problem here with us, Kegs are realy scares, and they are on the stock of all the major beer brewing company's, so they are not that willing to let a homebrewer buy it, because it damage there sales.

If I powder-coat the Aluminum pots ( take note OneHoppyGuy) will it do the job?
powder coating is expensive look on ebay for stainless steal stock pot http://www.ebay.com/itm/35qt-Stainle...item3f16a7ef7e
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:24 AM   #1925
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Since I live in a small lot house, senior living, I needed something that doesn't take up any precious space in the house or garage.
This is exactly the type of structure I'm looking to add to my setup. Nicely done. Too bad they don't sell these.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:05 AM   #1926
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This is the problem here with us, Kegs are realy scares, and they are on the stock of all the major beer brewing company's, so they are not that willing to let a homebrewer buy it, because it damage there sales.

If I powder-coat the Aluminum pots ( take note OneHoppyGuy) will it do the job?
Ditto... powder coating typically has a minimum charge here in the states of about $150
I'm not too sure I would want to cook in a powder coated pot. You definitely can't put it on a burner.

Stainless really is the best choice. The money you save going with aluminum is made up by the various downsides (let the fray begin). Ask yourself: Is it really that big a price difference to buy something that will last 100 years?

We got a high end stainless cookware set for a wedding gift. With 26 years of heavy use they are still as solid and shiny. They will outlast my grand kids.
Oh, and as a trained chef, I firmly believe a sandwiched bottom is superior.

Okay, off my soap box... we return you to your regularly scheduled thread.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:26 PM   #1927
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Stainless really is the best choice. The money you save going with aluminum is made up by the various downsides (let the fray begin). Ask yourself: Is it really that big a price difference to buy something that will last 100 years?
Okay you convinced me! Of to the catering suppliers then.
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What is the benefit of copper kettle's? Why was the old pots all made of Copper? Does it affect the taste of the beer?

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I see a lot of nice equipment here, where can I get hold of plans to build something similar to the Brutus 10. And can somebody please direct me to a walk threw of the procedure of use for a Brutus10.

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Old 06-04-2012, 01:28 PM   #1930
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What is the benefit of copper kettle's? Why was the old pots all made of Copper? Does it affect the taste of the beer?
Some copper is beneficial to the yeast when fermenting. I've seen some brewers add a bar of copper into their 100% stainless kettle setups when boiling but I doubt it really makes that much of a difference.

Historically kettles were copper because copper's a metal that humans knew how to work long before there was stainless steel or aluminum.

In the UK they often call boil kettles "coppers" for this reason. Even if they're no longer copper.

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