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Old 09-29-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Aluminum ok for extract brew pot?

Basic newb question here, but I am getting conflicting answers. I have a nice aluminum canning pot that I would like to use for homebrew as well (just getting started after many year hiatus). Is aluminum (raw aluminum, not anodized or teflon coated, but I assume has a good oxide layer on it) okay for use as a brew pot? I dont want metallic tasting beer. There is some scale on it (from canning) that I would plan on removing before use.

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Old 09-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #2
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It is fine. I'd boil a bit of water in there to accelerate the oxide layer formation.


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Thanks for the quick response! Hope to brew by first batch this weekend.
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It is fine. I'd boil a bit of water in there to accelerate the oxide layer formation.
This. Boil a full volume of water in it for 30 minutes or so. I have an 8 gallon aluminum pot that works great for my brews.
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is teflon coated ok for brewing?
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:27 PM   #6
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No expert here, but I have read a lot. I would think teflon would be okay, but easily scratched that would make it hard to sanitize. Other than that I would say its okay. Again, born again newb here.


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