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Old 05-31-2008, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Rust? in my Sanke boil kettle?

it looks like I have a light coat of rust? on the bottom of my boil kettle.
I think my mistake is after cleaning and emptying, I just let it air dry.

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1.I'm brewing tomorrow, what can I clean it with tonight?

2. what should I do after cleaning to prevent in the future?

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Old 05-31-2008, 09:19 PM   #2
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Barkeepers Friend and a Scotchbrite pad will take care of it. Just rinse real well after cleaning. To prevent this in the future, either store them upside down, or wipe them dry.

EDIT: PS- Don't use steelwool.

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Old 05-31-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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there stainless....are you sure its rust? pic possibly?

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Old 05-31-2008, 09:59 PM   #4
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Barkeepers Friend and a Scotchbrite pad will take care of it. Just rinse real well after cleaning. To prevent this in the future, either store them upside down, or wipe them dry.

EDIT: PS- Don't use steelwool.
I agree! Barkeepers friend works. You can get it at the grocery store by the Comet. Be sure to air-dry after rinsing. I always store my keggle bottoms up so it drains completely and no water sets in the bottom.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:54 PM   #5
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just washed it down with BKF and a blue scotch brite pad.
I'll store upside down from now on.

thanks for the responses!

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Also, if you've used bleach to sanitize or clean it you could have caused pitting from that.

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Stainless is actual rust resistant, not rustproof. It's like bug repellant... you can still get bit.

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Old 06-01-2008, 02:38 AM   #8
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palmers book has some good info on returning the rust-resistance to stainless steel. He is a metalurgist after all.

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