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Title: Burn marks on outside of kettle
Post by: flbrewer on May 24, 2013, 07:21:41 PM
Does this matter in the scheme of things? Tried scrubbing with a rougher sponge but nothing. Caused by burnt LME.
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Title: Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
Post by: morticaixavier on May 24, 2013, 07:22:19 PM
not even a tiny bit
Title: Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 24, 2013, 07:33:15 PM
That's called character.  It makes your kettle unique.
Title: Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
Post by: aschecte on May 24, 2013, 09:10:34 PM
No it really makes no difference but, if it makes you feel better make a semi strong solution of PBW and water ( assuming this is not a aluminum pot). Soak your kettle for a day or two and then take a scrubby pad like a scotch brite pad and scrub it should come off. I had something similar happen to my thermometer heat shield when I had a boil over and the method I described above took 95% of it all off.
Title: Burn marks on outside of kettle
Post by: flbrewer on May 24, 2013, 10:38:23 PM
It's stainless FWIW
Title: Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 24, 2013, 10:46:58 PM
That's called character.  It makes your kettle unique.
+1. 
Title: Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
Post by: joe_feist on May 27, 2013, 09:55:02 PM
Can't imagine it matters. I rarely brew using the outside of the kettle anyway :o.

If PBW doesn't do it, I'd suggest Barkeepers Friend. I use it on my kettle and it takes everything off.
Title: Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
Post by: oscarvan on May 30, 2013, 01:44:57 AM
When brewing 10 gallons finished in a 15 gallon keggle it's not a matter of if but when you have the mother of all boil overs. Doing this repeatedly leads to serious carbon deposits on the outside. Once in a while I take a while wheel to it. For the rest, indeed it's character, or rather, patina.  8)