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Old 04-28-2011, 09:45 PM   #11
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:26 PM   #12
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Sorry!

I saw something about "More places for bacteria hide?" I know it was a joke but I was curious if anything lives after a boil etc. I came up with the above.

Shouldn't drink homebrew and look for info.



 
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:23 AM   #13
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False and false. I use an aluminum kettle, works great, no off flavors.
That's great, glad to hear you personsaly haven't had any problems with it but I have tasted beer that was brewed in an aluminum kettle and it was like there was a piece of foil at thee bottom of the glass.

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More places for bacteria hide? You are boiling liquid for an hour...that will kill everything
Their are strains of bacteria that are heat resistant. Yes, I will give it to you that the chances of that bacteria finding its way into your brewpot are slim to nil...but why take the chance.

 
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:44 AM   #14
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Bah hahahaha!
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:15 AM   #15
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+1 to bargain fittings. Made about 15 batches in my old aluminum kettle with 0 leaks. Just be sure to " season" your kettle before you make your first brew.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:25 AM   #16
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:32 AM   #17
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Weldless is a definite for an aluminum vessel. An alum. fitting, if it exists, would loose temper after welding and strip too easily. Since you cannot weld stainless to alum., the decision is made for you.

I would be questioning the size of the vessel here, before I would be figuring out how to plumb it.

 
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:24 PM   #18
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How big of a burner or I should say how many btu's to effectively heat this to a 170 degree temp at a normal rate? say... 20-30 mins max? i dont know i've never brewed anything this size obviously which is why im asking so not sure about normal times (if thats too long or really quick)


Looking at ag supply site at a 46,950 btu- a 31,300 btu, and a 100,000 btu. would any of these work for a 25 gallon pot that would have about 20 gallons in it?

 
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:58 PM   #19
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Our clubs 100 gallon kettle uses 3 x 150,000 btu burners if that helps. When we have our club big brew later this month I'll try to stay sober long enough to time how long it takes to get the wort to boil.

 
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:56 PM   #20
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Our clubs 100 gallon kettle uses 3 x 150,000 btu burners if that helps. When we have our club big brew later this month I'll try to stay sober long enough to time how long it takes to get the wort to boil.
ok. yeah please do. That's actually what we're shooting for is 75 gallon batch for basiclly a beer club i guess you could call it. but we're splitting it into (more than likely) 4- 25 gal stock pots. wondering what options we might have for electric but i'll post that under a different thread when we cross that bridge



 
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