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Old 12-28-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default immersion chiller soaked in bleach.

Ok, I didn't do it. My wife enjoys enjoys helping me brew occasionally. I mentioned I needed to go inside and get the wort chillernto sanitize it. Long story short she went to get it and soaked it in the sink with a bleach solution. I jabe heard bleach will turn copper green and to never use it on a wort chiller. I have heard a few different things about what will happen. My question is do you think it will be fine to use it for this brew since I need it pretty quick?

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Old 12-28-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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Well how does it look? I would give it a thorough rinse and if it looks fine go for it.

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Old 12-28-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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It looks fine now. Im just expecting it to turn green over the next few days, so I will probably be getting a new one. I am just makong sure im not missing anything before I use it.

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RDWHAHB! It should be fine, I'm guessing. Just rinse it really good and I doubt anything is going to happen to it. But if you do decide to get a new one, you can always use this one to make a pre-chiller.

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I would wait a bit before you buy a new one. I think it will be fine if you rinse it.

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Thanks guys.

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Like I said, if you just want to buy a new IC, then repurpose your existing one as a pre-chiller... put it in a bucket with ice water and run your cooling water through it into the immersion chiller... that'll REALLY cool things down quick!

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Old 12-29-2013, 02:06 AM   #8
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If it greens, it can be cleaned with vinegar, no need to buy a new one.

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Keep the chiller, get a new wife...............j/k lol it should be fine with a thorough rinse

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Rinse it off, soak it in a mild acid (white vinegar, starsan) briefly just to get anything that may be trapped on the surface layer.

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