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Old 02-27-2011, 02:49 AM   #1
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SO I found this aluminum 32 Quart pot and I was wondering if it would work. If not, anyone have any suggestions for a cheap one?

THIS IS THE POT

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Old 02-27-2011, 02:54 AM   #2
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I use something similar for full 5 gallon boils. Don't see why it wouldn't work.

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:18 AM   #3
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Looks like the one that I bought. It works great, just boil water in it a couple of times before your first brew.

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:30 AM   #4
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Looks like the one that I bought. It works great, just boil water in it a couple of times before your first brew.
Why?
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:33 AM   #5
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oxidation

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:35 AM   #6
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more clear answer? you'll get a metallic haze in your first brew otherwise, and have to dump it
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:39 PM   #7
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I was more worried about the indent that hold the steamer plate being an issue. But if you guys think its good, then I have a winner.

I dont have the cash to drop 100.00 on a 8gal stainless steel one. :-(

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I have this pot with the indent ring. It will work just fine. I have the same model that I use for any stove top brewing. It is a perfect size for 5 gallon full boil sizes.

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The indent that holds a steamer ring could be just perfect if you want to do a "boil in the bag" all grain. You can use the steamer ring to keep the bag off the bottom so it won't melt while you heat the water or add heat as you are mashing.

Boiling water in the pot will give it a black oxide coating that will keep your beer from leaching out a metallic flavor. Once you have formed that layer, don't scrub it off or you will have to boil water again to reform it.

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SO I found this aluminum 32 Quart pot and I was wondering if it would work. If not, anyone have any suggestions for a cheap one?

THIS IS THE POT
I have the same exact pot. I haven't found a reliable way to use the tamale steamer tray but the pot works. I have a lot of boil off, even on low so for a 5.5G I'm damn near the top of the pot. The pot is perfect for the price though but it is a bit on the thinner side.
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