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Old 03-07-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default I need pot.... Suggestions :)

I am getting ready to do my second boil and I have concerns regarding my brew pot. My first batch didn't turn out great and while I cannot prove it I think my deep fryer/crab steamer pot probably did not help.

So, help with suggestions:

Use my All-Clad everyday, heavy duty stainless pot that I have used for soups, sauces and stews?

Or

Buy a $20-$30 aluminum pot from Walmart?

I have read that a stainless pot is best for professional brewers, of which I am not so if aluminum is sacrilege please say something. If it will do for a rookie brewer that can upgrade later lease instill some confidence with that selection.

Thanks!


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Old 03-07-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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I brew in aluminum all the time. no problemo


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Old 03-07-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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I brew in aluminum all the time. no problemo
Cool - thanks for the response!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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I just picked this one up:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/WINCO-ALST-50...79901530224696

Pretty good deal IMO since the best I could do locally was 75+tax for a 35qt.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:56 PM   #5
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I have used the Walmart 32 qt tamale steamer pot for dozens of brews and like it overall. You must remember that it was not designed to be lifted with 5+ gallons of liquid though, the handle rivets will begin to bend the side of the pot. I'm actually using it tonight to do a stepped mash by infusion with my new eKeggle pulling water heating duty.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:18 PM   #6
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32 qt alum, no problems!
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:11 AM   #7
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Awesome - thanks guys! Apricot Blonde here I come!
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #8
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Unrelated, but when I read the topic my first thought was 'i might know a guy who knows a guy...' >.<
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:26 AM   #9
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It was my ploy to get responders for my own selfish gains!! It seems to have worked :-)
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:33 AM   #10
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Target has a 32qt with steamer plate and lid for 22 right now.


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