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Old 04-22-2010, 12:16 AM   #1
Mar 2010
Tucson, AZ
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If my wife cooked some food using the pot that I normally use for cooking my wort, should I be scared? Will it leave any off flavors in my future beer? Or as long as I clean it well should it be ok?

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Old 04-22-2010, 12:27 AM   #2
Mar 2010
Potsdam, NY
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I brewed my first beer in my stew pot. It was not a brew was a stew pot only. My current brew pot is a former turkey fryer pot...used.

I think as long as you clean it you'll be alright.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:48 AM   #3
Apr 2010
Tulsa, OK
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Its been done before. As long as its cleaned well.

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Old 04-22-2010, 12:50 AM   #4
May 2009
Los Angeles
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I made tamales in mine around Thanksgiving last year. I think the beer I brewed right after that was another batch of strawberry blonde. No off flavors to speak of. Of course I did clean my equipment obsessively, just like I do every batch.

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Old 04-22-2010, 12:53 AM   #5
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Camano Island, Washington
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This about it this way... If you use a pot to make chili in one night and then a week later you make chicken soup, does your chicken soup taste like chili? Metals don't really absorb and transfer things like that if you just make sure to clean them properly in between.

Now, if she used a plastic ale pail for something else, I'd be a bit nervous.
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:59 AM   #7
Dec 2009
Trenton, Ohio
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Originally Posted by beerpoppa View Post
lol ive made 70 gallons of chili in the brewkettle at a cookoff one day and made 100 gals of beer the next
That must be one huge kettle!

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Old 04-22-2010, 02:34 AM   #8
Feb 2010
State College Pa
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I say brew a beer and send samples to everyone on the forum for tasting to make sure there are no "off flavors"...

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