Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > A question about brew kettles
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-09-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
apilot7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4
Default A question about brew kettles

Hello everyone. I am new to the forum and I am hoping you all can help me out. I am upgrading my brew kettle to be able to do a full boil. I bought one of those outdoor , propane turkey cookers and it came with a 30 qt aluminum pot. I have heard it said that aluminum with produce off flavors in the beer and I am wondering if anyone has experienced that. I live in Fairbanks, Alaska and so far the only SS kettle I have found that is big enough is $178! I checked online and most places are charging $30 to $40 dollars shipping up here! Just trying to save a few bucks here! Thanks for the help!

__________________
apilot7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2006, 12:45 AM   #2
cweston
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
cweston's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Manhattan, KS
Posts: 2,019
Liked 13 Times on 9 Posts

Default

This is a pretty controversial subject, but I think the consensus is that you won't be able to taste any off flavors and that aluminum is fine. I have a SS keggle but I also have a 16 qt aluminum pot and I'd have no hesitation using it for sparge water or whatever.

I brewed with a friend of mine who uses turkey fryers w/ aluminum pots a few weeks ago and the beer came out fantastic...

Just make sure you don't use your aluminum pot for anything very acidic like tomato sauce or a vinegar-based dish.

__________________

Primary: none
Secondary:
Bottle conditioning: Robust Porter
Drinking: Saison Dupont clone, tripel
Coming soon: Columbus APA, Rich Red ale
cweston is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2006, 02:40 AM   #3
apilot7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4
Default

That is pretty much what I was figuring. I was planning to dedicate the pot for beer only.

__________________
apilot7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
marking brew kettles monty3777 Equipment/Sanitation 9 09-18-2009 06:12 PM
Advice for Brew Kettles karmabrew Equipment/Sanitation 8 02-23-2009 02:50 AM
Cheap Brew Kettles! alohanole Equipment/Sanitation 24 02-03-2009 03:58 PM
Brew kettles Lucky Dog Brewing Equipment/Sanitation 2 04-08-2008 03:59 PM
Looking for BIG brew kettles ebhomey Equipment/Sanitation 3 09-27-2006 01:49 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS