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Offline jared long

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scratch inside mash tun
« on: December 04, 2010, 02:38:54 PM »
despite diligent efforts to avoid scratching the inside of my mash tun (gott cooler), i've noticed a couple of small scratches.  is this something to worry about?

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Re: scratch inside mash tun
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 03:08:17 PM »
Aside from the aestehetics, no. Mash tuns don't need to be sterilized, as the wort will be boiled afterwards.
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Re: scratch inside mash tun
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 01:57:50 AM »
+1 don't worry  Scatches in the mash tun are not a big deal.  You will be boiling the wort so there is no worry of contamination from the mash tun.

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Re: scratch inside mash tun
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 04:56:32 AM »
Tubercle just dumps and rinses. No worries about scrubbing super clean or scratches. Anything that might be in there is going to meet a death by boiling in an hour or so. Not long enough to get a foothold.
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Re: scratch inside mash tun
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 06:40:24 AM »
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Re: scratch inside mash tun
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010, 06:14:18 AM »
I find the red coolers are more susceptible to scratching than the blue ones :)

One scratch?  I must have 20 in mine...guess I better stop stirring my mash with a pitchfork! 
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