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Old 10-07-2007, 02:42 PM   #1
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Can I use my 30 quart enamel canning kettle as a brew pot? Or do I have to purchase a 20 Quart stainless stock pot?
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:43 PM   #2
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It will work fine, no worries! You will just want to inspect it carefully for nicks in the enamel. Once you get a nick the steel underneath will rust in no time. Aluminum pots are also fine (though I don't want to start a debate, do a search and you'll see why ).
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:45 PM   #3
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Thanks Brad. I am brand new to this, just joined the forum today.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:08 PM   #4
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Happy to help! And welcome to HBT!
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:37 PM   #5
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More room is better, so if the enamel is in good shape, use it. Rust spots will give you some odd flavors.
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:27 AM   #6
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Use that pot to get your feet wet! Then, when you're comfortable with the process, buy the biggest Al or SS (doesn't matter which) pot you can find! It takes a lot of stress and mess away from Brew Day when your vessels have that extra space.

 
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