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Old 09-25-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
Mar 2010
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I know there is risk of metallic tastes by using an Aluminum Kettle, however is there still that risk using an Aluminum HLT? Let me know. Thanks!

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Old 09-25-2010, 12:38 AM   #2
Jan 2009
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Not in my opinion. I use an electric turkey fryer as a HLT, and haven't seen any issues with my beer.

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Old 09-25-2010, 12:58 AM   #3
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Read this:

AHA - How to Brew in a Bag (BIAB): https://www.homebrewersassociation.o...w-in-a-Bag.pdf
My BIAB Kettle - Bayou Classic 1140, Fermenter - SS Brewtech Brewbucket
Beersmith Podcast - Brew in a Bag (BIAB) Down Under BeerSmith Podcast 10
Basic Brewing Podcast - BIAB, Proper Terminology
Basic Brewing Podcast - How to BIAB
Online BIAB Calculator -

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Old 09-25-2010, 01:33 AM   #4
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As long as you create a good oxide layer on the inside, I don't think there is any risk of metallic tastes.

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