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Old 12-27-2012, 12:05 AM   #11
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I currently use a tamale steamer I bought at Fiesta as my boil pot. Buy a ball valve and you're set. Cheap way to get into full volume.

As for using it as a mash tun. I used it for mini mashing. But I would still recommend getting something else like a cooler for that. Buy two steamers and a cooler and you're set!



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Old 12-27-2012, 12:07 AM   #12
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Before I forget. If you are going to do a full volume boil you may need a plate chiller or something else to cool your Wort. Trust me on this, ice bath suck with large pots.



 
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:29 AM   #13
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The bigger concern for these thin aluminum pots is how well they hold temperature. Using a rubbermaid water jug or something like that is viable because they're insulated, and hold temperature very well . . . these thin aluminum pots will need CONSTANT reheating or very close temperature management . . . and that can be a problem if you've got your grains settled to the bottom of the pot.
I'm not sure he was planning to use the pot to mash in... The pot itself would be used for the boil and shouldn't present any issues for holding temperature. I use a tamale steamer for my boil pot, ... Once you get it boiling it should be fine.

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:04 AM   #14
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Sorry. I wasn't clear. Probably because I haven't read enough. Definitely want to make my own mashtun since it's efficient and cheap. Pot would be for boiling and anything else in the process

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:50 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Bishop916

I'm not sure he was planning to use the pot to mash in... The pot itself would be used for the boil and shouldn't present any issues for holding temperature. I use a tamale steamer for my boil pot, ... Once you get it boiling it should be fine.

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Ah, we'll, that would be different... You can easily boil in that pot!!


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