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Does it matter if I use stainless steel or aluminum?  The stainless
steel pots are quite expensive.

Re: need a stockpot
Terry Cramer wrote:
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Aluminum works fine.  I won many ribbons with beers brewed in an AL pot
before I got a converted keg to boil in. Just be sure not to use any
harsh or abrasive cleaners on it.  It will build up an oxidation layer
and you don't want to scrub that off.  I usually just washed with soap
and water and a sponge.

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Re: need a stockpot
But I heard that Aluminum will give your brew a metal taste.  I take it from
your experience (and awards) that this is untrue.  Well that adds a big
boost to my budget.  <note to self> Aluminum is OK.

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4V's wrote:
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It's an old wive's tale...AL _will not_ impart any kind of metallic
taste to your beer.

    --------->Denny
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Life begins at 60 - 1.060, that is.

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use polythene bag...
Use any container you want just line the vessel with polythene plastic
bag.......works great and sanitized!!!


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Re: need a stockpot
Denny,
  I came across a 21 qt stock pot tonight that was enamel coated steel or
porcelain coated steel.  Would you recommend that?

Rich V

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Re: need a stockpot
4V's wrote:
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Yeah, that should work fine as long as the finish isn't chipped.  Once
the enamel chips off, it can rust easily.  But barring that, it will be
fine.

    -------->Denny
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Life begins at 60 - 1.060, that is.

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Re: need a stockpot
If you really, really, really want SS, Sam's Club (if one is around you)
usually sells a 34 qt turkey frier that's 304 SS for about $70. You get
a stand, burner, regulator, and SS pot for way less than a regular 9
gallon pot from any homebrew store. It's great for 5 gallon batches.


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Re: need a stockpot
I asked on here because I found a 30 quart aluminum for $35

On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 08:46:45 -0500, "Christian M. Restifo"

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Re: need a stockpot
Here's a 40 quart for $37 http://www.cafemart.com/sale4/cookware.html.

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Another Stockpot Questions (was Re: need a stockpot)
Actually, I picked one of those up not too long ago. Haven't used it to
brew with yet, mostly because I haven't had too much free time to do
much brewing of any kind. But one question I did have about it was in
regards to the spigot that comes attached to the pot to drain the oil
when using it to fry turkeys.

Can that spigot be used as is to drain the wort from the pot once the
wort is cooled down to pitching temp? Or would it be better to replace
it with something like an "EZ masher" or similar siphon/false bottom
combo?

I'm still learning as I go (does it ever stop, really?), so any
suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Derek


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Re: Another Stockpot Questions (was Re: need a stockpot)
You could use the spigot at the bottom to drain off the wort to your carboy.
Not a problem there.  Also, if you do (or start to do) full grain brewing,
it would be helpful as you could just get a false bottom for soaking your
grains.  Just an idea.

Joe

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