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Old 08-30-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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Default What cleaner do you use on your aluminum gear?

What cleaner do you use on your aluminum gear like a brew kettle? Regular dish soap, pbw, oxyclean or something else?

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Old 08-30-2014, 03:57 PM   #2
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I use soap and water, then rinse well. I'm leery of using PBW or OxiClean on aluminum. I've read that at the very least you'd have to repassivate the kettle after using them.

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Old 08-30-2014, 04:09 PM   #3
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Dawn dishwashing detergent and rinse well with hot water. I'm also leary of using PBW or Oxyclean.

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OK...I have a stick 8 gallon pot that I loaned out and came back dirty. I just want to make sure I don't damage the surface so I will stick with Dawn but I don't think I will need Tony Orlando this time.

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Old 08-30-2014, 04:46 PM   #5
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I try to use dish detergent that's free of dyes and perfumes... Usually a little easier to rinse and get a residue-free clean that way. Just do your best NOT to overscrub, so you don't knock off the oxidation layer.

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Old 08-31-2014, 03:27 AM   #6
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I spray it off with hose water, then take a plastic scrub brush and dunk that in pbw that is running through my plate chiller and pump and scrub the protein ring off and then spray it again with hose water works great for me. I just wouldn't soak it in pbw. If its that dirty and you have to go that route, just fill it with water and boil again to get to oxidize the metal again.

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i just use dish soap. but if its really dirty, clean it how ever you need to and just boil some water in it afterwards it. it will put a new layer of oxide on it and you'll be good to go

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