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Offline petermmitchell

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Custom immersion chiller questions
« on: December 28, 2016, 12:28:06 PM »
I just got a really cool custom immersion chiller and I had a few questions before I use it. There is black discoloration around where it is soldered, on 3 sides there is a copper wire soldered to the coils to provide support as it is pretty large.  I cleaned it several times with barkeepers and then boiled the whole thing for 15-20min, but did not make much progress on removing the discoloration.

1. Do you see any issues with using this?  I am not concerned about sanitation, bc it would be boiled, more concerned about any potential off flavors / health issues?

2. Should I soak it in star san to continue to try to clean it?

Just wanted to throw this out to see if I am inventing problems or not.  Would like to be able to use this as it works very well!

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Re: Custom immersion chiller questions
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 12:37:02 PM »
Try soaking it in vinegar (the distilled stuff you get at the grocery store).

How big is that, hard to to tell from the picture.
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Re: Custom immersion chiller questions
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 12:59:39 PM »
It is 20 inches high and about 10 inches in diameter.

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Re: Custom immersion chiller questions
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 03:00:15 PM »
It is 20 inches high and about 10 inches in diameter.
1/2 inch tube?
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Re: Custom immersion chiller questions
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 03:05:56 PM »
Yes, 1/2 inch tubing

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Re: Custom immersion chiller questions
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 11:45:22 PM »
You could also soak it in PBW.