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Old 11-29-2012, 01:06 AM   #1
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Not trying to debate aluminum vs. SS... was going to start my first brew today but this is what I got after boiling water for ~1 hour and 15 minutes:



I've been searching online and it looks like everyone else has slightly darker oxidized layer, but not to the extend that mine is

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:10 AM   #2
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That's what mine looked like also. Leave it alone and brew your batch.

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:11 AM   #3
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That's what mine looked like also. Leave it alone and brew your batch.
Thanks for the quick response!

Off I go

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:16 AM   #4
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Congratulations, you have successfully boiled water.

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:21 AM   #5
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Looks pretty normal to me. I just hope you had the water to as high, or higher, than you expect the wort to reach...
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:31 AM   #6
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Question... Just brewed my first batch yesterday all went well but I didn't pre oxidize or season my Aluminum pot before starting.... Should I just toss it now? How bad will it be? Hate to wait thru fermenting when it will probably just taste horrible. Will it kill me? Thanks on advance for any replies!

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:36 AM   #7
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Question... Just brewed my first batch yesterday all went well but I didn't pre oxidize or season my Aluminum pot before starting.... Should I just toss it now? How bad will it be? Hate to wait thru fermenting when it will probably just taste horrible. Will it kill me? Thanks on advance for any replies!
It won't kill you.

You won't know how it's going to taste, or IF you'll have any off flavors until it's done fermenting and either ready to go to glass, or bottle.

You should have an oxide layer in the kettle/pot now, just don't scrub it off. Also, if you put any holes in the pot (making it a kettle with a ball valve) be sure to boil some water in it (at least cover the area you put the hole in).
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:40 AM   #8
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Great!! I changed up from a way to small SS pot to this new 24q. Yea there is an oxide ring in there now! Thanks for the quick response!!

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:45 AM   #9
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Great!! I changed up from a way to small SS pot to this new 24q. Yea there is an oxide ring in there now! Thanks for the quick response!!
2.5 gallon batch sizes I take it??
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:57 AM   #10
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5gal batch with a 3 gal boil old pot was 16q SS pot just didn't want a boil over, took a lot to convince the wife to let me do it over the stove, potable burner will soon be on the way!!!

 
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