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Old 12-26-2007, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default 30 qt aluminum pot

Just wondering if i can use a 30 qt. aluminum pot to boil my wort in... I ask because in a couple of homebrew books i have read they dont mention using an aluminum pot and im curious why not? All the books mention is stainless steel ans a couple other options aluminum not being one of them. Thanks for the help!


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Old 12-26-2007, 10:41 PM   #2
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Yea aluminium pots work, Ive got a 16qt pot that Ive been using for partial boils, I just actually got a 30qt aluminium pot yesterday and Im going to use it for full boils.


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Old 12-26-2007, 10:42 PM   #3
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We've had many stainless steel vs. aluminum debates here, so I'm not encouraging that again!

But, I will say this- that's what I use.
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Im really sorry about the post... Right after i posted it i found another thread covering the same topic.... Sorry for wasting yalls time but thanks for the input
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:07 PM   #5
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Hey, it's cool, we understand. That's just the Alzheimer's setting in from using that aluminum pot.






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Old 12-27-2007, 01:03 AM   #6
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Not to try to sway you, but I got a cheap 30qt. SS Presto at Kitchen Collections. I was wary when I bought it, but it has performed pretty well for the modest price of $45 shipped. It can sometimes scorch a bit if you don't keep stirring when initially put on burner, but I might actually buy another because of the value. If only I could get it in a 12 or 14G size.
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as long as the walls of the pot are thick enough, and the handles are nice and solid, it'll make a fine brew pot. that'd be true of aluminum or stainless steel.


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