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Old 10-30-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default Acceptable metals/materials for use in a brew pot

Hi,

I've got a stainless steel electric boiler than I've been using for brewing. I'd like to use it for BIAB. As such I'm going to put a guard/false bottom above the element to protect the bag during the mash.

Easiest options seem to be cake trays or pizza screens but it seems to be rarer than not to get these in stainless steel. Chromed metal, plastic and aluminium seeming to be fairly common.

Any idea if there are particular materials I should avoid? I'm assuming stainless steel and aluminium are fine, chrome less so?

Thanks very much,

Tom

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Old 10-30-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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Chrome would not be an issue but it's commonly used to coat common steel which will rust.

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Cool, makes sense. No problems with aluminium then, even as a mesh (high surface area)?

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