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Old 01-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Hey, so I've been using the same plate chiller for about a year now, I wash it with boiling water after/before every brew session. I just don't think that's enough, I though about putting it in the oven but that'll just leave the residue in the chiller. Is there any liquid I can send through it to REALLY clean it and have it as new?

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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Bake it, then flush it with water, that's the best cleaning it'll ever get. I periodically recirc with Caustic Soda but I don't notice any difference between that and a hot oxiclean recirc.

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You definitely need more than just water. I recirc PBW both directions.

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Try getting an ultrasonic from harbor freight

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Caustic is probably your best bet. It dissolves organic matter.

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Caustic it is then, thanks!

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