Galvanized, Good or Bad?

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I have a chance to get my hands on a pretty good sized galvanized tank that used to be used for a water heater or something like that, I want to use it for either a brew pot or a big fermenter, but apparently it is galvinized. Is that a problem, and does that make it pretty much useless for me? Or is galvinized not a problem?

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Yeah, you would probably cause zinc poisoning to everyone who drinks your beer.

Your wort is acidic and will leach the zinc out of the pot and into your brew.

A small amount is ok (in the old days some recipes called for tossing a zing washer into your kettle)...but an entire pot of it is dangerous.

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Seriously bad idea. Zinc poisoning is on the rise because the US Mint switched from copper to copper-clad zinc for pennies.
 
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I thought I remembered hearing that galv was either really good or really bad, thanks for the heads up guys!
 
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