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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2013, 01:18:45 PM »
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2013, 01:54:16 PM »
Along with being a really nice guy, John is a Metallurgical Engineer, so he might now something about it.

http://www.howtobrew.com/appendices/appendixB-1.html

So the BKF is that oxalic acid based cleaner you use to get the SS to passivate itself....

Yep - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_Keepers_Friend
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2013, 07:39:29 AM »
A blue or green scrubbie is recommended by most.

I was just reading the directions that came with my conical. It said to use blue scrubbies but avoid the green ones.
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2013, 10:00:45 AM »
A blue or green scrubbie is recommended by most.

I was just reading the directions that came with my conical. It said to use blue scrubbies but avoid the green ones.
Blue are the softer of the 2, and will be easier on the Chromium Oxide layer.
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2013, 10:20:12 AM »
Is it really necessary to passify stainless steel?

it can get pretty rowdy
My conical keeps me up at night all the time.  If only I'd known about passivating.
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2013, 10:50:09 AM »
Is it really necessary to passify stainless steel?

it can get pretty rowdy
My conical keeps me up at night all the time.  If only I'd known about passivating.

It must have colic
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2013, 11:01:21 AM »
I'll try giving it a Brewhemoth binky.
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2013, 09:54:30 AM »
Here it is







Here it is all put together sitting in it's new spot in my man cave. Now Ralph's Pub and Brew looks like a real brew pub.



Instead of a #7 stopper with an air lock I am going to attach a hose to the barb that is there for attaching the CO2 and run that to a bucket with a gallon of starsan in it.
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2013, 10:17:50 AM »
Nice looking rig, she should serve you well.  Nice brewdog too.  And I like the BNSF throw, the old man worked for BN Railroad for many years.

How do you intend to control fermentation temps?
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2013, 10:38:40 AM »
I have been working for the BNSF for 36 years now. I started on the BN in Burlington Iowa then moved to Alliance, NE after they layed 2/3s of us off, I was there a year and a half then got an opportunity to move to Topeka, KS.

Ralph is the best brew dog. He is a German Shepherd/Rough Collie mix. I got him at the Missouri German Shepherd Rescue nearly 4 years ago.

I will keep it in my basement which stays a constant 68F. That has been working for my ale pails and I don't know why this would be any different. I am still doing 5 gallon batches.
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2013, 11:12:27 AM »
I like the BNSF throw too! GE's ?
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2013, 11:17:25 AM »
You should be OK temp-wise, you have a thermometer on the thing so you'll know what it runs.  I sometimes use a fan blowing on my conical, that helps.  Mine's in the basement too.

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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2013, 12:54:36 PM »
I like the BNSF throw too! GE's ?

Those are EMD MAC 70s that is what was assigned to Alliance when I was there.
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2013, 01:09:07 PM »
I like the BNSF throw too! GE's ?

Those are EMD MAC 70s that is what was assigned to Alliance when I was there.

I used to be able to tell the EMD and GE locomotives apart at a glance, not so much anymore, as the cab roofs and full tanks are too similar these days.

Used to be round cabroof and square-ish tank was a GE. A square-ish roof and a round tank was an EMD. I did a project on a EMD GP 39-2 about 29 years ago.
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Re: cleaning and passifying question
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2013, 01:18:13 PM »
That all changed with the EMD M60s
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