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Old 01-11-2013, 03:38 AM   #1
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Do I have to use stainless to boil in or can I use stoneware?

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:40 AM   #2
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Do you mean like an enameled pot?

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:49 AM   #3
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Yes.

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:54 AM   #4
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Some people have used enamel covered canning kettles. They work but you will not want to use it if the enamel is chipped. Anyway that is what I read.

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If you really have no other option, then sure, use it. But you should consider upgrading to aluminum or stainless.

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:03 AM   #6
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I heard aluminum was bad because of the metal it was made with.

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I heard aluminum was bad because of the metal it was made with.
If you read Palmer's book, you will see that aluminum is fine for a kettle. The only thing is that you should not use Oxyclean on aluminum. Otherwise it is great. Mark.
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Aluminum works great.
Why not oxyclean?

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Stainless is sooo easy to clean! Aluminum will pit and burn through if you do not take care of it (I use mine for crab boils too). Choice will be dependent on price. I would get stainless if you are going to stick to the hobby for a long time.

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Aluminum works great.
Why not oxyclean?
As I understand it, you want an oxidation level on an aluminum pot (that is why folks suggest boiling a kettle full of water for at least 30 minutes when you first get it). Oxyclean will remove the oxidation, meaning you would have to boil water for 30 minutes and then toss it out before starting your brew each time. At least that is my understanding, but I could be wrong.
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