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Old 06-13-2013, 05:31 AM   #1
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Default Dull ugly kettle

Recently received an about 10 year old, used daily, industrial 15 gallon kettle. Doesn't sound to glamorous, but it was free from my job and is a huge upgrade in amount of boilable wort. I have scrubbed and scoured it and heat cleaned it then sanitized it. It works great, doesn't have any dents and is heavy duty. It's just ugly as all get out. Is there a way to make this shiny again? I don't want to experiment with any chemicals in fear that I could contaminate the kettle or make it worse. Any helpful tips? Or should I just be happy with my kettle and focus on the beer?



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Old 06-13-2013, 05:33 AM   #2
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First question is if it's stainless or aluminum?



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Old 06-13-2013, 05:43 AM   #3
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Stainless. Sorry I'm a few beers in. In hindsight That's a pretty obvious thing to mention.

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This: http://www.suebob.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54
and this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/polishing-your-keg-more-than-clever-euphemism-54025/
should get you moving in the right direction

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Alright, thanks for the assist.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:07 AM   #6
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You're forgetting the first and foremost:

we are now all curious and want pictures...! :-P

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I will eventually. Might post a before tomorrow but sadly the after will have to be a while. I'm about to move.

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I will eventually. Might post a before tomorrow but sadly the after will have to be a while. I'm about to move.
It's ok I just want to see the ugly but amazingly free kettle... :-)
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Not a good picture but the only one on my phone currently. And that free kettle got bribed with a half batch of homebrew. I guess it pays to have some friends in the kitchen industry. Kitchen style dishwashers are amazing also. Not to mention premixed sani solution for rinsing. Plus great discounts on therms and other instruments and equipment.

The perspective on this pic makes it look oddly small. Small burner and large person I guess.

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looks like your standard pro kitchen stock pot, very nice find. does it have a ball valve? pretty cheap add on if it doesn't and you'll wonder how you ever did without it.



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