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Old 08-04-2005, 01:24 AM   #1
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Ok my last question for now. I just purchased a 6 gallon aluminum kettle. Is there anything wrong with aluminum or should I return it for a stainless steel?

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Old 08-04-2005, 01:39 AM   #2
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There is nothing wrong with aluminum....its just a matter of personal preference. One thing I would question is your choice of the 6 gallon size. If you are making 5 gallon batches and you want to do full wort boils, you will need at least a 7.5 gallon pot. If you are doing partial wort boils then 6 gallons almost seems too big. Its like, if you want to upgrade to full wort from partial wort, then you're only buying a slightly larger kettle. Return it and spring for a larger pot....just my opinion.

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Old 08-04-2005, 04:26 PM   #3
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Maybe this will help:

http://byo.com/mrwizard/1019.html

I think you just have to be careful with your cleaning substances....

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thanks for the advice.

I am thinking of getting http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...370#long_descr

does anyone see a problem with using that for my main kettle or should I invest in a higher quality kettle?

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I used one of those for years. Worked pretty good, but boiled over pretty easy. Just have to watch it. I recently upgraded to a 50Q aluminum pot I got at a restaurant supply store for about $50

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I used one of those for years. Worked pretty good, but boiled over pretty easy. Just have to watch it. I recently upgraded to a 50Q aluminum pot I got at a restaurant supply store for about $50
Which restaurant supply store did you buy that at? Is it online?
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Which restaurant supply store did you buy that at? Is it online?
It's called Resco in Reno. I don't know if they have an online store. It is a pretty big company with stores in California also.
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Is there a benifit of doing full wort boils? Or does it just depend on the recipie. Ive only made one batch so far but the book of recipies that ive got shows all worts at like 2 gals.

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If you want to do all grain batches you will need to do full wort boils.

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