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Old 10-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default which pot to get, can't decide

50 quart porcelain coated steel pot
http://www.amazon.com/Granite-6127-1...uart+stock+pot
Or 40 quart aluminum
http://www.webstaurantstore.com/40-q.../40760378.html
I can get free shipping on the 50 quart total cost $59.99
with lid and shipping 40 quart aluminum pot is $63.95
I have heard some negativity on brewing in a porcelain pot but can't remember why it might be frowned on?


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Old 10-06-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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I would go with the aluminum. The problem with porcelain is it can chip which could cause problems from the pot rusting and such.


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Old 10-06-2012, 11:39 PM   #3
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I would go with stainless steel. I bought a brand new 15 gallon SS kettle with lid off of ebay for $95.00 delivered to my door and I absolutely love it. I am sure you can get a 10 or 12 gallon close to what you are looking at in SS.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:42 PM   #4
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Here is a 40 quart ss $83 delivered to your door. http://www.ebay.com/itm/CONCORD-40-Q...item1e6d226353
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I use both stainless steel and aluminum pots. The porcelain chip and fade leading to rust. I have used porcelain before early on in this hobby and have had to replace it much sooner than I would like.
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Most chipped enamal pots are old and past their life expectancy anyways. a new one will last a long time.

the problem is its size, you're going to get sick of lifting a 50quart pot and you will fill it. Its a lot easier to get a clean hole drilled in SS/aluminum.
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get stainless steel, it will be easier to sell when you realize you shouldve purchased a 15 gallon pot.
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Aluminum can be fussy; you need to boil water in it to develop an oxidized protective layer, then be careful not to take that layer off by scrubbing, etc - too much work IMO. Get stainless steel and it'll last forever
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I had a porcelain pot and it was chipped after the first use, so I don't think a new one will last a long time. I would stick with the aluminum or find a SS pot.
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I went with the aluminum one, order has been placed. Thanks for the comments


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