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General Category => General Homebrew Discussion => Topic started by: gymrat on June 25, 2011, 10:22:32 PM

Title: Chiller question
Post by: gymrat on June 25, 2011, 10:22:32 PM
Does  anybody have concerns about maybe missing some oxidation on their chilled and getting it in their beer?
Title: Re: Chiller question
Post by: tubercle on June 25, 2011, 11:31:06 PM
I assume you are talking about the copper oxidation on the wort chiller.

 After use I rinse and hang up to dry. Back in the next brew ~ 15 minutes to finish. Any oxidation gets cleaned off at that time.
 
 Yeast like copper.

 Too many other things to worry about.
Title: Re: Chiller question
Post by: gymrat on June 25, 2011, 11:51:03 PM
Isn't that green stuff highly toxic?
Title: Re: Chiller question
Post by: tubercle on June 26, 2011, 12:06:13 AM
We have hashed out that on this forum several time before.

 If its green, a little vinegar will take it off. If its just tarnished to a golden brown, let it go.

 Hanging up to dry and keeping it that way is the key. It doesn't have to be shinney enough to attract a monkey every time.
Title: Re: Chiller question
Post by: denny on June 26, 2011, 03:59:38 PM
Isn't that green stuff highly toxic?

Yeas, although it can be removed.