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Old 08-16-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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I'm new here and just got a home brewing kit. I did not get a stainless steel brew pot yet. I plan on buying a turkey fryer. But till then I wanted to do my first batch. My GF and I have a 5 gallon Canning pot ( Enamel Stock Pot). Is this ok to brew in? Thanks in advanced.


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Hay,
I'm new here and just got a home brewing kit. I did not get a stainless steel brew pot yet. I plan on buying a turkey fryer. But till then I wanted to do my first batch. My GF and I have a 5 gallon Canning pot ( Enamel Stock Pot). Is this ok to brew in? Thanks in advanced.
Yes, that's fine. Just check it inside to make sure it's not chipped, and that the enamel is intact. If it's not chipped, it'll work great.


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Thanks a lot!
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What is the risk of using a chipped pot I have one And it's chipped. Why might that be bad?
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Bacteria and such can live inside the chips and infect your beer causing a lot of problems. Best to buy a steel pot if you can!
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I think the chips wouldn't produce any bacteria problems. The wort is going to boil for an hour so bacteria should be killed in that kind of environment.
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When you buy your turkey fryer, you can typically get a 7.5 gallon aluminum pot for about $5-10 more than just buying the burner on its own. Having a larger pot that's not enamel sure will save you alot of stress. Check this deal out:

http://www.google.com/products/catal...=0CK4BEPMCMAc#
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What is the risk of using a chipped pot I have one And it's chipped. Why might that be bad?
Chipped enamel pots will rust, and you don't want that in your beer
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I think the chips wouldn't produce any bacteria problems. The wort is going to boil for an hour so bacteria should be killed in that kind of environment.
Thanks! I'm excited to be here. Somewhat new to home brewing. 6 brews with LME, but just did my first all grain so wanted to learn more.

That's a good point. I didn't think about the fact of the hot water. I would suggest a steel/aluminum pot anyone. Just easier to sanitize!
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When you buy your turkey fryer, you can typically get a 7.5 gallon aluminum pot for about $5-10 more than just buying the burner on its own. Having a larger pot that's not enamel sure will save you alot of stress. Check this deal out:

http://www.google.com/products/catal...=0CK4BEPMCMAc#
That's just the pot for $35.

Here's a complete burner/pot for $38 http://www.sears.com/masterbuilt-30-...ype=SKIP_LEVEL


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