Some relatives recently gave me a 6-gallon aluminum pot that they no longer wanted. The pot was used to make homemade lotion. I've been needing a bigger brew pot, but money has been tight. I'm excited to get one for free!
I've washed the pot many time and also boiled water in it with various combinations of cheap dish soap, vinegar, and a pinch of salt. (This was how I was advised to clean it.)
I'm not concerned about metallic tastes in the wort, but I'm unsure what impact the lotion will have on it. Do you guys think this pot will be OK for brewing? Or cooking in general?