> Has anyone ever had trouble with a stainless steel pot? My last few
> batches, which were all grain brews, came out tasting awful. In fact,
> I threw most of it out. I was getting very discouraged because I didn't
> know what the problem was. Then, for my most recent batch, I boiled
> some water for topping up the carboy. I let it sit in the covered
> steel pot for a few hours to cool. After topping up, I just happened to
> taste a little of what was left. It tasted AWFUL, like it was boiled in an
> old cast iron pot. This ss not my brewing kettle but I do use it to heat
> the mash and sparge water.
> The water itself that I use is fine. Yes, it was sort of a cheap pot, made
> in Mexico, but I've used it before without a problem. Has anyone ever
> seen a stainless steel pot go bad?
Sounds like there is something fishey in Denmark. No one I know has
ever had any problems with stainless. You need to do some serious re
evaluating of your brewing process. Then again it could be a wierd type
of steel. Could it be aluminum? I have even used thoes cheap paper
thin, huge stainless steel salid bowls made in Tiawan with no problems.
Don't throw out your wort! I have had some pretty wierd tasting wort
turn into some pretty fine beer. Unless you have a lot of experience
analizing by taste, the progression of beer through its many changes I
wouldn't be tossing the stuff at the first sign of a wierd taste. Could
you have some old water pipes causing a problem. Some times old pipes
when the water has sat over night, when first turned on will put out a
water with an iron taste.