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Old 01-23-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning an old 10 Gallon Stainless Steel Pot

I just bought a 10 gallon stainless steel pot (yep along with my other thread about the burner stand) and it was also outside. I need to clean it get it up to brewing quality. What should I use?

Star San soak? Oxylean soak? Another idea? If I should use a soak how much cleaner / sanitizer should I use? Should i use a more concentrated amount since it needs a deep cleaning?

Let me know what you think.

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Old 01-23-2009, 08:41 PM   #2
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Bar Keepers Friend works wonders on my corny kegs. Gets surface rust off and just about anything else. Lowe's and HD have it if you can't find it anywhere else.

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Old 01-23-2009, 08:44 PM   #3
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Star San is for sanitizing, so I am not sure about that. I'd recommend going after it with Barkeeper's Friend and a green scrubbie. Barkeeper's Friend contains oxalic acid, which will repassify the stainless steel should it have damage.

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Old 01-23-2009, 08:56 PM   #4
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+3 BKF.

If that doesn't work, hit it with oven cleaner and then BKF.

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bar keepers friend worked very well on this pot. I am just concerned about it all getting washed out. I boiled a small amount of water and it had a thin layer of foam on top of the water. Is this just from the boil or could there be another issue with the pot / BKF still in it. I washed it out pretty darn well. I just dont want to waste a batch of beer due to a bad pot

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boil a pot full of water and rinse well.

should do the trick.

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