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Old 12-26-2011, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default Stainless steel Vs. Aluminium Kettle for just heating up water

Hello Everyone,

I'm new all grain brewing, I have brewed about 5 extract batch, so I'm still new to brewing. I'm buying somethings that I need for all grain brewing. I just bought a 20 gallon stainless kettle and I don't have another stainless kettle to heat up water in for the sparge. I do have 15 gallon aluminium kettle and I would like know if it is ok to just use the aluminium kettle to heat water for the sparge.

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Old 12-26-2011, 01:40 AM   #2
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Not only is it OK to heat sparge water in aluminum, you can also boil wort in it!

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Old 12-26-2011, 07:21 AM   #3
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Not only is it OK to heat sparge water in aluminum, you can also boil wort in it!
Yup, just like the man says. Nuttin' wrong w/ al lou min e um at the brits say.
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Not only is it OK to heat sparge water in aluminum, you can also boil wort in it!
I'm not an aluminum type of guy, i perfer SS, but DJ is right, you can set the whole rig up with aluminun and still come out with high quatily beer.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your help time to brew

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Old 12-26-2011, 06:05 PM   #6
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You really don't need two kettles to brew all-grain. I used a single, 8-gallon stainless kettle for three years. You can use it to heat your strike, then sparge water, and when it comes times to sparge just collect the runnings into a bottling bucket. After you've collected your pre-boil volume, just transfer the wort back to the kettle. Voila.

By the way, I now have an aluminum kettle for strike, sparge water, so you're well ahead of me.

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Old 12-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #7
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just preboil a load of water oxidize the aluminum.

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Old 12-26-2011, 06:29 PM   #8
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Aluminum is just fine for heating up sparge water or boiling wort! Don't stress

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