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Old 04-02-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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Hi Folks,

I was wondering if anyone knew how to solve this problem. I recently built a mashtun with a copper manifold. The problem is that after cutting the slots (BTW - should have used my dremel instead of a saw) there is a bunch of jagged copper left on the inside of the pipe I can't get to.

Does anyone have any idea how I could clean out the inside of the pipe? I don't want bits of copper getting into my beer!

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Old 04-02-2008, 03:49 PM   #2
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try using a needle file. They shouldn't be to hard to remove.

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Old 04-02-2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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If you have access to the inside from one end, just roll up a piece of sand paper and go to town.

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Old 04-02-2008, 04:08 PM   #4
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Get a wood dowel rod long enough to go all the way thru and small enough to fit in. Then cut a slot on the end of the rod and slip some sand paper in there and wrap it around the rod. Put the rod in a drill and run it in and out until it;s all gone.

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Old 04-02-2008, 05:42 PM   #5
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I'd just leave it as is. I look at it as just some more help to trap stuff and keep it out of the boil pot. I don't think the amount of hinderance of flow from the jagged bits would be an issue at all. Strictly a cosmetic issue. Use the time saved to enjoy a beer.

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Thanks all! This is all really good advise.

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