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aluminum brew pot
« on: September 16, 2016, 06:36:21 PM »
so i just got a new aluminum brew pot.  The instructions that came with it say "wash with cold water and mild soap, dry with a cloth.  Then begin to season your pot. To season it, put a thin layer of cooking oil in bottom. Heat until it becomes quite hot but not hot enough for steam to come from pot.  Then cool it down. Once cool, heat it up again to the same condition. Then cool it down.  Now your pot is seasoned" I have not gotten to this point yet. I washed it with cold water and soap and there is still black/blue coming off on the cloth when I dry it.  Anyone else have this issue?

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Re: aluminum brew pot
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 06:56:31 PM »
Simply boil some water in ti, then do not wash off the dark layer of oxide it forms.  That's all you need to do.  Never scrub it with anything harsh.  You want that layer to remain on there.
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Re: aluminum brew pot
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2016, 07:13:44 PM »
ok, will do. thanks. 

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Re: aluminum brew pot
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 07:17:15 PM »
Simply boil some water in ti, then do not wash off the dark layer of oxide it forms.  That's all you need to do.  Never scrub it with anything harsh.  You want that layer to remain on there.

do i need to fill it to the top? with the lid on or off?

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Re: aluminum brew pot
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 07:55:03 PM »
They say put a few inches of water in, bring to a boil, put the lid on and let boil for a while. Never done it myself.
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Re: aluminum brew pot
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2016, 08:06:29 PM »
They say put a few inches of water in, bring to a boil, put the lid on and let boil for a while. Never done it myself.

I think I filled mine about 1/2 way.
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Re: aluminum brew pot
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2016, 08:12:03 PM »
thank you

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Re: aluminum brew pot
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2016, 10:36:32 PM »
dont use oxi clean either just a little bar keepers friend with a soft scrubbie.
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Re: aluminum brew pot
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2016, 04:29:04 PM »
dont use oxi clean either just a little bar keepers friend with a soft scrubbie.

I wouldn't even go that far.   BKF will likely scrub off the oxide layer that you want to keep.  I use warm water, dish soap and a sponge.
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Re: aluminum brew pot
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2016, 05:26:09 PM »
I will try that from now on



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