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Old 06-09-2008, 02:11 PM   #11
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+1 star san. I use a prechiller bucket, so I use the water in a bucket + star san. Don't need to worry as much as getting the entire coil under the boil line then.
I'm not so sure about that tactic, though. Once you lose the oxidative layer, you may start to notice a metallic taste in the first batch you use it on post-star-san. I used to use star-san to sanitize my IC, but abandoned it after I got a metallic taste from using it.
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:47 PM   #12
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i simply rinse it with water, then boil it in the next wort....

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Old 06-09-2008, 03:53 PM   #13
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i simply rinse it with water, then boil it in the next wort....
+1 I let it air dry, then store it in a Home Depot Bucket. It protects the coils.
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Never noticed a metallic taste. I have heard (no source, so take it as such) that a piece of copper helps in terms of yeast nutrients.

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+1 I let it air dry, then store it in a Home Depot Bucket. It protects the coils.
i do the same with my mash tun and manifold, sans the boil...
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+1 I let it air dry, then store it in a Home Depot Bucket. It protects the coils.
+2 on rinse and boil and then hang it on my wall.
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