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Old 04-26-2011, 02:14 AM   #1
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Need some advice on how to get burned up crap out of a burner. I have a propane outdoor burner and had a boil over. Of course I got the pot off as fast as I could and saved the beer, but the burner has burned in wort and DME foam (burnt sugar pretty much) burned in. Now it can barely keep a pot hot. How can I get the crud out? I think it may be in the burner not just on it. Burning it off has not worked. Hoping for a chemical or soaking solution.

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Old 04-26-2011, 02:25 AM   #2
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Try drilling it out .

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Old 04-26-2011, 02:30 AM   #3
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Pressure washer.

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Old 04-26-2011, 02:32 AM   #4
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My first try would be a PBW soak. It generally works pretty well for most organics. When you take it out blow it out good with compressed air (don't want rust).

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Old 04-26-2011, 02:35 AM   #5
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I would take it completely apart. Rinse it off with hot water as best you can, then put it in your oven and heat it up to 250F or so. Carefully take it outside or someplace where you can spray it down with Heavy Duty Easy-Off Oven Cleaner. Get the more potent version of the Easy-Off and not the fume free wussy stuff. Follow the directions on the can including how hot to warm it up. I was guessing at the 250F temp. The directions may well call for something different. I think they suggest pre-heating an oven before applying the stuff. Something like that.

Wear gloves and eye protection. The active ingredient in the oven cleaner is usually lye and it can be hazardous. Do not get it in your eyes under any circumstances.

Rinse and repeat as necessary. Use a small drill bit to ream out any of the gas ports that may be plugged up. Blow it out with compressed air if you have it available. Otherwise, just air dry, reassemble and you should be good to go.

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Old 04-26-2011, 04:18 AM   #6
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Drilling, nice, not helping.
Water and heating won't work, I was trying to save a batch and cooked in a (as far as I can tell) a black sugar dam (que the smartass music correlations).
Need advice for burnt on sugar cake on the burner!

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Old 04-26-2011, 04:21 AM   #7
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I would take it completely apart. Rinse it off with hot water as best you can, then put it in your oven and heat it up to 250F or so. Carefully take it outside or someplace where you can spray it down with Heavy Duty Easy-Off Oven Cleaner. Get the more potent version of the Easy-Off and not the fume free wussy stuff. Follow the directions on the can including how hot to warm it up. I was guessing at the 250F temp. The directions may well call for something different. I think they suggest pre-heating an oven before applying the stuff. Something like that.

Wear gloves and eye protection. The active ingredient in the oven cleaner is usually lye and it can be hazardous. Do not get it in your eyes under any circumstances.

Rinse and repeat as necessary. Use a small drill bit to ream out any of the gas ports that may be plugged up. Blow it out with compressed air if you have it available. Otherwise, just air dry, reassemble and you should be good to go.
Think you are right, on the outside. What about wort/malt in the burner holes and in the burner?
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Anyone have something that worked?

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Try soaking it in oxyclean, or vinegar, or even something as strong as muriatic acid overnight. Any of those given some time should be strong enough to dismantle a little burnt on sugar.

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See above. Pressure washer. You ain't washing panties. Been doing it for years. Works wonderfully.


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