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Offline oldtymehockey

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Is this trashed?
« on: May 22, 2016, 01:04:26 AM »
My wort chiller turned metallic shades of blue, green, and silver after brewing a sad version of a saison which was on sale. That's what my frugal ass gets for trying to save some dough.

Is it dead or can it be saved? I boiled it for about 40 minutes and it didn't clear up.


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Re: Is this trashed?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2016, 01:40:55 AM »
Bad copper?

Try adding vinegar to the boiling water to drop the pH. It looks weird now but try again.
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Re: Is this trashed?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2016, 02:40:49 AM »
I soak mine in starsan

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Re: Is this trashed?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2016, 01:38:41 PM »
Starsan was the ticket. Looks better now. Thank guys.

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Is this trashed?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2016, 12:02:19 PM »
I dunk mine in starsan prior to going in the boil kettle and after coming out


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Re: Is this trashed?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2016, 12:27:20 PM »
I dunk mine in starsan prior to going in the boil kettle and after coming out


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I do this, but only when it starts to look even slightly like the image above, otherwise not needed. Just a quick light scrubby rub down and rinse off before storing.

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Re: Is this trashed?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2016, 10:40:53 PM »
Since I use an ice chest and sump pump to chill my wort I just take the chiller out of the kettle and dunk it in the ice chest to rinse it off.  It goes into the star-san bucket before going into the wort.

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Re: Is this trashed?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2016, 11:30:27 PM »
Reminds me of Zing Zang...or the time in New Awlins when we passed the rainbow flags and got the best Bloody Mary's ever...Book by it's cover stuff...it looks fine to me....
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