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Steampunk 09-22-2013 02:20 PM

Best way to clean scorched pot
 
Sat brew session my dad put my stainless hop strainer on the bottom of the pot during the boil leaving a huge scorch mark where the two connected.

Any advice on best way to remove this? I could use an SOS pad but scratching the inside like that seems like a bad idea.

Advice?

NivekD 09-22-2013 02:33 PM

Try Bar Keepers Friend...works great.

day_trippr 09-22-2013 02:37 PM

If it is a stainless steel pot, a green scrubby and BKF will eventually get back down to clean metal...

Cheers!

Chrisl77 09-22-2013 02:38 PM

And one of those green scrub pads.

NTXBrauer 09-22-2013 02:40 PM

PBW (Powdered Brewery Wash) is another option. You should be able to find it at your LHBS. If not, Northern Brewer carries. it.

unionrdr 09-22-2013 03:26 PM

There's a recipe on the PBW jar for a strong batch that'll take that black varnishy stuf off kettles,pans,etc just by soaking.

cervid 09-22-2013 07:40 PM

I use scotchbrite and pbw now.. But, I'm about to go away from PBW as it is just too expensive.. I'm leaning toward trying to mix 1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda, which is homemade dish washing detergent, for everything. I know a lot of people use oxy clean, and that's fine, but I just think this whole PBW thing is overkill and a bunch of hog wash.

I'm about to go to using some oxy clean in the sink for an initial wash on all my equipment with some scrubbing, the mixture I mentioned above in my dishwasher, and then a spray with star san for anything that touches the brew after boiling the wort.

Doed 09-23-2013 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steampunk (Post 5529198)
I could use an SOS pad but scratching the inside like that seems like a bad idea.

Advice?

Do NOT do this. An SOS pad will cause your stainless steel pot to rust from the fragments it will leave behind.


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