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Old 11-18-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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I have a sneaking suspicion that I'm being paranoid here, but I'll post this to the HBT gods for a more experienced opinion:

I recently installed weldless fittings in my new boil kettle. After drilling the holes, I wiped the area down with a dry rag, then installed the fittings.

My question are as follows:

1) Should I be concerned that I didn't use any kind of solvent to clean the cutting oil from the area before installing the fittings?

2) Will a scrub with BKF, a couple of test boils (to determine evaporation rate), plus an overnight soak in Oxyclean be sufficient to allay my fears?

I'm kinda hoping I won't have to take everything apart and douche the whole pot with alcohol, and then reassemble. I've already had to repair the threads on one of the stainless close nipples (dicked it up trying a different installation), and don't feel like having to delay this weekend's brew day if I irreparably damage anything else.

Any help offered is most welcome.

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Old 11-18-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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Nonsense!


Douches are vinegar. Not alcohol.

I suggest you clean the vessel with the same cleaner you would use to clean after you brew.

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Old 11-18-2010, 09:42 PM   #3
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what kind of cutting oil? wd-40? mobilmet? lard? molydee?

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Old 11-18-2010, 09:56 PM   #4
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Bought it at Lowe's.

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