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brew pot for newbie

Postby kensig » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:59 am

I am just getting started i have an alum 6 gal pot would like to get away from wifes new stove and stay inside. was looking on ebay at turkey fryer and saw a 28 qt electric turkey fryer with drain spigot. has anyone tried these or have any pros and cons for me. it has a submersible heating elem that is therm controlled with timer. any input would be great. also any ideas on sources for 6.5 gal plastic bucket or larger :?:
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Postby warthog » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:35 pm

i think that i use the same one that you are talking about. i have no problems with it. one piece of advice is to take the new pot (or clean it like new), and stick it into the oven at low temp for a few hours. this will build up an oxide layer on the inside of the pot, and help protect both the pot and your wort.

as for a fermenting bucket, visit your lhbs, i can pretty much guarantee that they have buckets of buckets that are perfect for fermenting :). there are also a number of really good on line sources of brew buckets. the key is that the bucket must be food grade. otherwise i would be concerned about plastisizers leaching into my beer.
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Postby kensig » Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:19 am

Thanks got a regular starter kit today going to use aluminum pot fro first batch on monday or tuesday am going to get fryer thanks for the input :D
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