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Old 04-07-2011, 01:04 AM   #1
topend
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Purchased a commercial restaurant grade 40 quart aluminum stock pot as an upgraded boil kettle (I'm too cheap to spend the $$ on SS). I had read that these need to be seasoned before use or you could get off flavors. Holy cow, is that true.

I filled it with 8 gallons of water and cranked up the heat, and it put off so many fumes it gave me a headache. It got up to boil surprisingly fast and now has that dark patina up to the water level that I've heard is a good thing. Bye bye, cheap 4 gallon pot, now I can go full boil.

I can't believe how bad the batch of beer would have tasted had I not seasoned this kettle first. Now, where's the Tylenol...

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Old 04-07-2011, 01:40 AM   #2
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Nothing wrong with aluminum, makes great beer! Heats up fast, cools down fast.
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