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sillyserpents 11-30-2010 06:52 AM

ALUMINIUM mash tun ?
 
is aluminium any good for this i heard ALUMINIUM was bad to brew in but what about mashing :mug:

bovineblitz 11-30-2010 07:14 AM

it's good for all things brewing

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

Wigglyscuds 11-30-2010 12:45 PM

I use an aluminum pot to mash and boil in. As long as you build up the protective oxide layer on them the first time before you use 'em I think it is fine.

pericles 11-30-2010 01:30 PM

One problem with aluminum for a mash-tun is that it isn't a good insulator. That means you'll have to continuously apply heat in order to maintain a constant temperature, which is DIFFICULT without a lot of specialized equipment. In my opinion, a converted cooler, which is designed to be good at insulation, is a better mash-tun vessel.

That said, there's nothing wrong with using aluminum, it will just require more attention.

avidhomebrewer 12-01-2010 02:09 AM

I've used an aluminum pot for mashing/boiling for the last 10 years with no issues. For the 90 minute mash, I really didn't notice that much of a difference between my aluminum and my stainless kettle; both needed attention at various times.

bovineblitz 12-01-2010 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pericles (Post 2440610)
One problem with aluminum for a mash-tun is that it isn't a good insulator. That means you'll have to continuously apply heat in order to maintain a constant temperature, which is DIFFICULT without a lot of specialized equipment. In my opinion, a converted cooler, which is designed to be good at insulation, is a better mash-tun vessel.

That said, there's nothing wrong with using aluminum, it will just require more attention.

Oh good point. When conditioning an aluminum pot for a friend I really noticed the difference between it and my SS pot... it's SUCH a better conducter, I burned myself on the lid.

HexKrak 12-01-2010 03:35 AM

Even if you buy into the aluminum is bad for brewing, that has to do with the hops, so as long as you're not mashing hops you're good to go anyway.

sillyserpents 12-01-2010 06:59 PM

what would be a god mash tun for step mashing then

wildwest450 12-01-2010 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HexKrak (Post 2442886)
Even if you buy into the aluminum is bad for brewing, that has to do with the hops, so as long as you're not mashing hops you're good to go anyway.

What the heck are you talking about???

sillyserpents 12-01-2010 09:27 PM

lol bad typing what would be a good mash tun to step mash in lol it sounds like i had 1 to many :drunk:and does it really make that much diff to step mash over a single infusion just asking im still learning and wount the best beer for the buck and time put in it :mug::tank:


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