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Re: Brew Kettle cleaning question
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2014, 12:20:27 PM »
I run PBW through my whole system (partial clean in place set up) after every brew. Every 10 brews, I run Acid #5 to keep all of the stainless nice and shiny and my hard SS plumbing free of build up.
Where do you source the Acid 5?

My LHBS (Apex Brew Wares) will order nearly anything I ask for. He's really, really good.
I will ask mine!

One of our Homebrewing friends who is now working as an assistant in a large brewpub says it is just like a big homebrew set up, but they have better chemicals. One needs to wear more safety gear to use those.  :)
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Re: Brew Kettle cleaning question
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2014, 12:30:15 PM »
Is beer stone on the bottom of a boil kettle a concern for infection?

no. it might or might not be a concern for flavor and, I suppose if it got bad enough it could reduce the heat conductivity between the heat source and the wort (assuming direct fired)
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Re: Brew Kettle cleaning question
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2014, 12:33:37 PM »
Gotcha. So could possibly affect flavor... I should get out tbe barkeepers friend again.
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Re: Brew Kettle cleaning question
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2014, 12:57:24 PM »
I run PBW through my whole system (partial clean in place set up) after every brew. Every 10 brews, I run Acid #5 to keep all of the stainless nice and shiny and my hard SS plumbing free of build up.
Where do you source the Acid 5?

My LHBS (Apex Brew Wares) will order nearly anything I ask for. He's really, really good.
I will ask mine!

One of our Homebrewing friends who is now working as an assistant in a large brewpub says it is just like a big homebrew set up, but they have better chemicals. One needs to wear more safety gear to use those.  :)

Yep. I wear pink safety boots, eye protection, and gloves when I'm brewing.

My neighbors might think I'm crazy looking but my feet aren't wet, I didn't shoot spent grains into my eye when accidentally turning the shop vac to 'blow' instead of 'suck', and my hands aren't burnt or chafed when I'm done brewing.

Probably all of the OSHA classes from construction sites talking, but I'm a huge proponent of safety and cleanliness. Especially in the brewery.
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Re: Brew Kettle cleaning question
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2014, 07:38:46 PM »
I run PBW through my whole system (partial clean in place set up) after every brew. Every 10 brews, I run Acid #5 to keep all of the stainless nice and shiny and my hard SS plumbing free of build up.
Where do you source the Acid 5?
Foxx Equipment sells them by gallon.
Wholesale only thou.

Mid count malt supply also sells them.
Because it is hazardous material it needs to be shipped by freight.

It is not too expensive to my recollection.
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Re: Brew Kettle cleaning question
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2014, 06:34:04 AM »
Sorry about the thread jack, but does anyone use Barkeepers Friend with CIP?  When I use mine, I break everything down, boil the SS parts and use a BK paste consistency to clean the kettle.  Is it advisable to make the BK less of a paste and circulate using a pump?  Would it do any damage to the pump (chugger, plastic)?

I'd still scrub the kettle but I wonder if a warm BK solution would help clean out the pick up tubes, ball valve, etc.  Of course there would be a recirculation of clean water done after.

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