Is an aluminum brew pot okay to use to make the wort or do you guys recommend something different?
I use a granite ware pot and it works great.
Aluminum or stainless, doesn't matter as long as its big enough tobhandlenyour volumes. If you go aluminum be sure to boil water in it first to condition it
Has been covered quite a bit. Just give it a good boil before using and make sure you don't use any caustic cleaners on it, even oxyclean.