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Old 12-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Found someone selling a used turkey fryer for pretty cheap. It looks to have been used several and not thoroughly cleaned between uses. Any reason why I can't just take some steel wool to the alum pot to have it ready for brewing?

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Old 12-06-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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aluminum pots need that layer of oxidation.

you can scrub it off, but then you'll need to season it again by boiling water in it for an hour (measure before & after to get your boil-off rate)

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Can also try Bar Keepers Friends. I use my stainless steal pot for deep-frying a turkey every once in a while and that is what I use to get it nice and clean. As mentioned above just make sure to get that layer of oxidation back on the pot once you are done scrubbing.

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Old 12-06-2013, 06:45 PM   #4
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I was worried about using my fryer for both.
After frying in it, clean and boil just water, clean again and I was good to go.
I didn't have to scrub the **** out of it.
Creme Ale extract went well, know for sure after bottle carbing.
Not too concerned.. will BAIB in it next batch.

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