Originally Posted by DC_Steve
Can you help point me in the right direction to figure out how I should "condition" an aluminum pot? I'm about to do my first batch and I already own an aluminum pot that I'd like to use for now until I upgrade later on.
All you need to do is fill it with water and boil for about 30-60 mInutes. You should see a dark grey coating on the aluminum. That's an oxidation layer that keeps the aluminum out of your beer. If it's an old pot you may be good to go already.
I have several aluminum pots. You can get a 10+ Gallon pot for about $30. They work great.