From the HBD Archive
From: Brian Batke <>
Subject: Re: EASYMASH
Date: 1992-04-01 14:08:49 GMT

Jack Schmidling writes:

> As I have the same aversion to plastic as I do to aluminum
> and to keep within the budget of most hobbiests, I decided
> to base the system around the old enameled 8 gal kettle that
> grandma used for canning.
> The same kettle is used for mashing, sparging and again
> after dumping the spent grains, for the boil. It is never
> lifted full so the problem of handles falling off is not an
> issue.

I wonder about the durability of these kettles. I bought one
a few months ago. After being used for 4 extract batches,
the finish on the bottom is wearing off and it's starting
to rust. It was washed and dried immediately after use.
I hate to think of what it will look like after a dozen

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Brian Batke
Allen-Bradley Co., Highland Hts, Ohio

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