Building my first mash tun, steel question

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rcosu

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This is probably a dumb question, but I've seen some places use 316 stainless steel and other use 304 stainless steel. Is there a benefit to using one or the other?

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316 is more expensive, but more corrosion resistant.
 

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This is probably a dumb question, but I've seen some places use 316 stainless steel and other use 304 stainless steel. Is there a benefit to using one or the other?

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One is less prone to rust, than the other. However, you can use both types without any worries.
 

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As others said, rust. But as long as your not storing your mash tun outside in the rain you will never notice it on either type...
 

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Post up some pictures of your build. I am curious to see how it turns out. Thanks!
 
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