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Cool trick
« on: July 16, 2013, 05:54:15 PM »
You can copper plate your drill stir by leaving it in starsan with your wort chiller

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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 06:33:52 PM »
Alchemy!  Or witchcraft.
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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 08:18:57 PM »
Why do you put your wort chiller in starsan? 
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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 08:34:01 PM »
I know you can boil it, but it's only an ounce of starsan, plus I use a hop spider and I'm not good at juggling 212° wet things while drinking homebrew. Plus it's the only way I know to copper plate cheap tools lol!
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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 08:49:51 PM »
Huh... That's rather cool...
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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 08:55:06 PM »
I know, right? I'm wondering what cool steel thing around the house needs copper plating next. By the way, it stays put. The pic is after trying to scrub it off with scotch brite

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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 11:45:02 PM »
I know you can boil it, but it's only an ounce of starsan, plus I use a hop spider and I'm not good at juggling 212° wet things while drinking homebrew. Plus it's the only way I know to copper plate cheap tools lol!

Back when I used an immersion chiller and something like a hop spider I would just put the chiller in before the 1st hop addition and leave it in the whole time

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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 04:28:13 AM »
I know, right? I'm wondering what cool steel thing around the house needs copper plating next. By the way, it stays put. The pic is after trying to scrub it off with scotch brite

It's taking the copper from your plate chiller though.  Probably not a good idea to let it soak in Star-San. Just sayin.
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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 05:53:55 AM »
Cool!

I use starsan on my IC. I like to drop it in after flameout instead of 5-10 minutes prior. I'm not letting the IC soak in the starsan however- I'm looking for about a minute contact time and then into the wort.
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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2013, 07:44:42 AM »
Cool!

I use starsan on my IC. I like to drop it in after flameout instead of 5-10 minutes prior. I'm not letting the IC soak in the starsan however- I'm looking for about a minute contact time and then into the wort.

I do exactly as Euge does.  The wort is still hot, but not boiling.  A quick dip in star san and then into the pot.
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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2013, 12:48:43 PM »
I don't normally leave it like that. Got busy, distracted, etc etc ad nasium

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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2013, 01:44:49 PM »
What is the name, where did you find it and  are you content with that drill stirrer?
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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2013, 03:18:03 PM »
What is the name, where did you find it and  are you content with that drill stirrer?

It's called a MixStir.  I got it at the LHBS, but they're available online.  Very satisfied.
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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2013, 05:56:40 PM »
I think it looks great. Never would have thought of that really; jay wouldn't have occurred to me. My stir thing has plastic wings, so they wouldn't pick up the copper...or would they? Might have to try.
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Re: Cool trick
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2013, 07:55:23 AM »
I have one just like that, got it at  menards, paint stirrer, don't know what lhbs charges but I think I paid about 5 bucks for mine. I love it, I rigged a ceiling fan motor to mine, it has 3 speeds and is reversible, in case you wrapped your chiller the wrong way.