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Offline mabrungard

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Re: Aluminum Kettle
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2018, 06:19:19 am »
I use a 60 qt AL stock pot with nice thick walls for my electric fired kettle. It's worked well for almost a decade now. The main disadvantages of AL in my case is that AL conducts heat better than SST and that means that my system loses a touch more heat. That means I have to turn up my electric controller a bit more...whoopee. 

I don't scrub the kettle too hard. My main goal is remove all trub. However, I will alert you that the internal surface does build a 'varnish' layer from the wort. You can't see it until you give the kettle a hot PBW soak. A soak every few years seems to be frequent enough. 
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