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Old 04-13-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Aluminum brewpot, s it ok to use?

I picked up an aluminum pot (24qt) and I was wondering if there is any real reason that people use stainless over something like this?
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:29 AM   #2
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Durability is pretty much it.

Look in the "This or that pros vs cons" thread in the beginners forum. There's a splurge on aluminum vs SS.

Be sure to build up an oxidation layer!
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:29 AM   #3
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bling.

There use to a stigma on aluminum. it's since been busted. Just boil a full pot of water in the pot before using to build an oxidized layer in the pot before brewing with it.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:20 AM   #4
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Cool. I feel much safer knowing this now. Killer deal at the local asiamart. Got it for under 20 bucks! Next time I'll go big though..
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:21 AM   #5
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im 20+ batches in using aluminum, no problems!
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:27 AM   #6
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Ditto on all of the "this v that" stickies. Lots of good, basic information in all of them.
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I picked up a 40 QT AL pot on ebay for about 1/4 the price of a SS one and love it. Light weight (look for the NSF stamp - which means it's restaurant quality and tough) and allows me to add all the weldless fittings I needed, very easily. Brewing 10 gal extract batches with homegrown hops is GREAT!
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I love the "this versus that" stickies! Wow, so much useful info there, thanks for pointing that out!
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I've heard that boiling wort in aluminum will give you AIDS.

Seriously, I'm not sure why people even think it's unacceptable to boil in it. It's probably a conspiracy started by stainless steel manufacturers, kinda like the Chewlies Gum scene in clerks.
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I love the "this versus that" stickies! Wow, so much useful info there, thanks for pointing that out!
also, use the search function on the site. the aluminum v stainless question has been discussed ad nauseam.
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