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Old 02-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default Homemade wort chiller

I Made a homemade wort chiller out of copper and am in fear of using it. I got it wet with sanitizer after I first constructed it and it obviously had a Strong metallic smell to it. I fear that it will impart this in my wort. I've just made the jump to full boil so a chiller is a must. Does anyone have an advice or have experienced the same thing?

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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I would just boil it for a half hour or so and the smell should go away.

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:29 PM   #3
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Do a quick rinse with a weak vinegar solution to clean it, but otherwise don't worry about it. The yeast gobble up any excess copper.

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