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What gauge aluminum is considered "heavy gauge"? -> need a stock pot

I'm looking to get a 20-24 quart heavy gauge quart stock pot for making beef stock on a residential gas burner. I saw on a video not to use thin aluminum or stainless steel because it will impart a metallic flavor to the stock after extraordinarily long periods of cooking time.

Some websites say "heavy duty", some give the gauge and some give the thickness in inches. I'm looking to sort that out.

Another question, how large (quarts) can I go on a residential natural gas stove?


Jan 06, 2011
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