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Old 01-22-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
Jul 2012
Rogers, Arkansas
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I have to sparge 5 gallons of water. My friend let me borrow a 5 gallon steel pot that's in pretty rough condition. It has a metalic smell even after I cleaned it. Will this affect the water? My other option is to use a 3 gallon and two 1 gallon pots. I'd rather keep
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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Oct 2008
Boston, MA
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If it were me, I wouldn't want to use that pot. Metallic is an awful flavor in beer. Not sure if it's salvageable but I'd probably let it soak for a while in some oxy clean or similar solution.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
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That looks like a pressure cooker pot. Get a different pot. 5 gallon pots are cheap...


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