Originally Posted by rcreveli
I don't no what metal the pot you looking at is but I would recommend against aluminum unless anodized.
This has been beat to death but I just want to add the thoughts I had this morning while I was cleaning my aluminum pot for its virgin AG batch.
What exactly is it that makes people think brewing in an aluminum pot it taboo? It has already been debunked, but I want to know where this less than accurate idea came from?
I have been in the restaurant industry for 20 years and 75-90% of the cookware in a kitchen is aluminum. We cook all manner of items in aluminum and with the exception of high salt and acid foods, there is no problem.
There is NOTHING in wort that would cause it to react unfavorably with aluminum. I have heard through the grapevine that alcohol and aluminum is a bad idea, but I have no proof.
If one chooses to believe the "facts" tossed around about aluminum I would not try and change your mind, but there is no irrefutable evidence that aluminum cookware is a danger.