« on: March 05, 2014, 05:57:10 PM »
Give the pot a good scrubbing and rinse. You need to wash off the oil they use to form the pot. Fill it up with more water than you plan to normally boil for a batch of beer. Bring it to a boil for about 1 hour or so. I have a 10 gallon Winware pot that I filled with 9+ gallons. I boiled it for about an hour or so. The pot will turn a bronzy color where ever the water touches it. This is the protective oxide that you need to protect the pot for future use.+1
Don't use oil... just boil water in it.