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Old 01-19-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
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OK so i want to get into all grain but the price of stainless steel kettles is high. i am wondering if using aluminum will really affect my beer at all. I am looking at getting a 32 qt kettle but had to know first also is it possible to just use my five gal kettle and another smaller one for the boil down?


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Old 01-20-2011, 12:18 AM   #2
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OK so i want to get into all grain but the price of stainless steel kettles is high. i am wondering if using aluminum will really affect my beer at all. I am looking at getting a 32 qt kettle but had to know first also is it possible to just use my five gal kettle and another smaller one for the boil down?
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:26 AM   #3
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It's another one of the endless home brew debates. Aluminum is perfectly fine as is splitting the boil.
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aluminum works fine for me, I have too that I got with my turkey fryers. However one has a raised bottom except for the outside edge which about an inch wide, makes heating less efficient, so I use the other flat bottom for my boils now.
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