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HopOnHops 07-14-2012 07:48 AM

Aluminum HLT
 
So I know there is lots of propaganda out there saying that SS is better than aluminum for pots, but what about specifically for a HLT? Only water comes in contact with it, thoughts?

wilserbrewer 07-14-2012 10:14 AM

Al. will work fine for an HLT

sredz 07-15-2012 03:52 AM

I bought this one http://www.katom.com/175-67560.html. Also picked up a lid for it. I've been very happy with it. Works great for an HLT. It's really light too - which is nice for moving it around and cleaning.

hillbillyjones 09-25-2012 12:22 AM

Took me 5 weeks to get my order from Katom.

kh54s10 09-25-2012 12:28 AM

Just boil water in the pot for about 1/2 hour to build an oxidation layer. It will be gray in color, do not try to scrub it off.

This will keep any metallic flavor from leaching into the water.

estricklin 09-25-2012 01:48 PM

I have aluminum and SS for my pot, never could tell a difference.

Corey_SS 09-26-2012 08:59 PM

I've used both but my aluminum pot does seem to take heat slightly faster which is convenient.

danielbt 09-26-2012 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Corey_SS (Post 4447137)
I've used both but my aluminum pot does seem to take heat slightly faster which is convenient.

It also drops heat faster, which is nice if you use an immersion cooler.

mjohnson 10-01-2012 03:58 PM

The only drawback to aluminum I've read that makes any sense is that you can't really use oxygen based cleaners on them (PBW/Oxyclean). Just keep that in mind if its important to you.


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