Tonight I bought a cheap little 8qt stainless steel pot at walmart. I wanted a pot to do starters in. When I say cheap I mean, like $7 so very cheaply made I'm sure. It did say it was SS but surely a lesser grade. Anyway, I was making a 1 L starter with extra light DME. I used my typical 3.55 oz DME, 2 drops of fermcap S and a pinch of wyeast nutrient. I first washed the pot thoroughly then preboiled about a gallon of water in the pot and discarded this water. Then I added 1200ml of new RO water and mixed in my 3 components. After a 10 minute boil, my wort was cloudy and black/gray... like nothing I've ever seen before. I tossed it and redid the starter in a Teflon pot from the Kitchen and this did fine. Has anyone ever experienced this from a new cheap pot?