I cleaned my pot with a hreen scrubby pad gently, then put it on to boil a full pot of plain water. The resulting gray haze is the aluminum oxide film you are looking for. Once it has boiled for a whie a quick rinse and put i to use. Thats how I did both of my pots, my HLT and BK.
What do you mean "no Kidneys"???, WTF now I gotta drink less beer...
Join the Automation sub forum in Electric brewing for a discussion of components and control systems. I did!!!!