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Old 03-06-2007, 03:43 PM   #1
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I just bought a turkey fryer and it came with a 30qt aluminum pot. Will it be OK to use or will I get a metal taste in my beer?

 
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
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Yes, it will be fine. Just don't use oxy cleaner to clean it.
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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I was just thinking I hadn't seen this question in a while. Anyway, some will say to make sure you get that gray coating on it first. You can just boil a bunch of water to get that oxidation layer. Do a search on it and you'll see this topic has been extensively covered.
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:45 PM   #4
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Hey, let's do the bleach debate next!
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:19 PM   #5
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Not before we discuss batch vs fly sparging!


 
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Here's a few threads to read through.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=21558
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=21141
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=20096

 
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