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Aluminium pots.

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by fongas brew, 11/10/18 at 3:53 AM.

 

  1. fongas brew

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    Posted 11/10/18 at 3:53 AM
    How many people use aluminium pots for there brews. HLT MT or boil kettles. They are a lot cheaper than stainless and I won’t one 150 lts. Thoughts please.
     
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    Posted 11/10/18 at 4:30 AM
    Have been using aluminum brew pot for 5 years. Cheaper, lighter, and if you're direct firing spreads heat more evenly. If you're using an electric element inside, it'll lose heat more quickly.
     
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    Posted 11/10/18 at 4:50 AM
    I used aluminium pots for a few years, not cleaning off the build up of a skin is the trick to using them.
     
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    Posted 11/10/18 at 6:02 AM
    I'm wary of cooking/brewing anything in aluminium because of the leeching
     
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    Posted 11/10/18 at 6:21 AM
    Leeching what? Where is the evidence ?
     
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    Posted 11/10/18 at 7:04 AM
    Just a quick Google will give you some basic information regarding this which is mainly for highly acid contents but I can provide scholarly articles if you want further evidence. Maybe I'm paranoid but I prefrr stainless where I can as it is far stronger. Personal preference here
     
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    Posted 11/10/18 at 7:14 AM
    Been using an alumimium pot for my kettle for the last 11 years.
    My insanity has only increased a little in that time.
    No, but seriously, there's nothing wrong with aluminium, it's an excellent heat conductor, and it's somewhat cheaper than the equivalent size SS.
    And if you want to drill a hole for your tap etc etc, it's much easier than in SS.
     
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    Posted 11/10/18 at 7:39 AM
    I didn't like to mention that since using the aluminium pots if I stand to close to a microwave I piss myself and forget who I am.:)
    Seriously there is nothing wrong with aluminium pots and pans, the aluminium in deodorants is a different story
     
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    Posted 11/10/18 at 8:43 AM
    The effects of leeching from aluminium pans has been shown by many studies now to be of no concern, hardly worth thinking about.

    Still, I'd go all stainless if possible as I can use my tough cleaners on them.

    I see no issue with them for HLT especially. Just don't use acid cleaners/sanitisers on them as they might degrade and worry about something else :)
     
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    Posted 11/10/18 at 9:17 AM
    I'm wrong and happy to admit that. It's only of concern in non anodised aluminium which isn't used in cookware
     
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    Posted 11/10/18 at 9:39 AM
    The only downside of Aluminium is thats its soft and wears out faster.
     

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