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Burn marks on outside of kettle
« on: May 24, 2013, 12:21:41 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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Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 12:22:19 PM »
not even a tiny bit
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Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 12:33:15 PM »
That's called character.  It makes your kettle unique.
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Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 02:10:34 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.
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Burn marks on outside of kettle
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 03:38:23 PM »
It's stainless FWIW

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Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 03:46:58 PM »
That's called character.  It makes your kettle unique.
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Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 02:55:02 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.
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Re: Burn marks on outside of kettle
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 06:44:57 PM »
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)
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