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Old 10-15-2008, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default How to clean crud off a propane burner?

The burner that I have is going to become my HLT burner on my 3-tier. It has an abundance of caked on charred wort from boilovers, and since I have it taken apart and it isn't likely to get any more nasty stuff on it again, I figured I should take this opportunity to clean it. So far my best plan is just a steel brush and dish soap. Anyone have any tips for how to get this stuff off, maybe something to soak it in?

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Old 10-15-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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Steel brush then hitting it w/ some compressed air generally does the trick for me!

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Old 10-15-2008, 10:19 PM   #3
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+ 1 on the wire brush.

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Old 10-15-2008, 11:24 PM   #4
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Oven cleaner? :shrug:

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Old 10-16-2008, 12:39 AM   #5
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considering most propane burners are cast iron soaking would not be a good idea. Mine is rusty just from neglect. Rust bad. Seriously impacts performance. Wire brush and if you clean it with anything liquid involving water dry it WELL when you are done involving heat would be good. Perhaps even coat it with a bit of vegetable or mineral oil in the end while it is hot.

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Old 10-16-2008, 02:33 AM   #6
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I normally just cook it off during the boil. Oven cleaner would work as would a wire brush and elbow grease.

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Have you tried burning it off?

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It isn't on the actual burner so much as it is on the wind guard thingy that the burner sits in.

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It isn't on the actual burner so much as it is on the wind guard thingy that the burner sits in.
oh, I don't bother with that...I just clean the actual burner when gunk accumulates that will not burn off.
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I had this problem with my SQ-14 (which is painted black). I used Bar Keepers Friend and a Scotch-Brite pad and that worked well. To prevent rust, the burner stand could be painted (or repainted) with heat-resistant paint (like for grills).

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