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Old 02-19-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
Gustavo
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While shopping at target I noticed they sold a 40qt tamale/ seafood steamer aluminum pot for like $25, which is pretty cheap. I was wondering if this would be good for brewing?



 
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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yep thats what i use. Go to superior grocers if you have one near you and they have a 50 quart aluminum one for 25 bucks. Just make sure to fill it to the top and boil it to give it a nice oxidation layer and you will be good to go. Also, when cleaning, only use a soft sponge so you don't scratch off the layer.



 
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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Ok. Thanx. , what happens if u scratch the pot

 
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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While shopping at target I noticed they sold a 40qt tamale/ seafood steamer aluminum pot for like $25, which is pretty cheap. I was wondering if this would be good for brewing?
You might be able to find a better deal at an Asian or Mexican grocery.

I use Aluminum for brewing, too. I clean it with the soft side of a sponge and then put it in a 350 oven for 15 minutes.

 
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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Do u put it in the oven to oxidize the pot? And is that a one time deal.

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:21 AM   #6
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Every time. I read it somewhere to do that. I don't remember where, though.

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:34 AM   #7
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Yes…Target 30 quart tamale steamer for $21…can't beat that!

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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Every time. I read it somewhere to do that. I don't remember where, though.
false, just the first time and you will be okay. And like i said Superior grocers have 50qt pots for 25 which is a better deal.



 
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