Re: Aluminum Cooker
- I think this is the most valid point of all - cleaning. Building my
first still. Since it is a hobby,I (like most) use materials most
accessible. Am very pleased w/my aluminum boiler but make no
doubt ... it does require more maintenence (cleaning). Especially if
whatever you use (pressure-cookers, etc) are not new or pitted. My
most recent was 94%, very clean & sweet-tasting. So it would be hard
to say I do not have a proficient still regardless of added time
required in maintenence. However, my next project will start from
Stainless Steel. since aluminum is softer, common-sense would
dictate it to be more absorbent. Making a cleaner-run now & then
with water & alittle vinegar seems to be the ticket for me. I think
it would be very possible to line the inside of a boiler with copper
and have it seal-proof (maybe with the help of a coppersmith).Will
attempt this in coming year. clete
> > There are a lot of folks on the list happily using aluminumpots. I
> > think that there could be a very fruitful discussion of theso, rinse well afterwards.
> > pitfalls, and the best maintenance methods for them.
> Dont soak it in acidic solutions for longer than necessary, and if
> Make sure that you always clean them well to remove any gungeadhering to them - the pitting will start forming around/under them.
> ALWAYS dry the aluminium very well - it will only reform itsprotective surface if clean and dry
> Dont scrub them too hard when cleaning - you'll be removing theprotective oxide coating
> Avoid contact with dissimilar metals