Originally Posted by Sean
Hey, what about aluminum? Stainless is so much more expensive.
Well this is usualy a very healthy and well fought out debate.... Stainless or aluminum. I got this from Palmers website of his book in the cleaning and sanitizing section.
Cleaning Stainless Steel and Aluminum
For general cleaning, mild detergents or percarbonate-based cleaners are best for steel and aluminum. Bleach should be avoided because the high pH of a bleach solution can cause corrosion of aluminum and to a lessor degree of stainless steel. Do not clean aluminum shiny bright or use bleach to clean an aluminum brewpot because this removes the protective oxides and can result in a metallic taste. This detectable level of aluminum is not hazardous. There is more aluminum in a common antacid tablet than would be present in a batch of beer made in an aluminum pot.
If you notice on the last sentence he says that there is more aluminum in a single antacid tablet then what would be present in a 5 gal batch of beer.