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Old 05-07-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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So I was doing some routine maintenance of the brewery today and I had noticed some rust by the heating element. It seems to be significant and I cleaned the keggles out with oxy clean.

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Old 05-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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bump for some advice

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Old 05-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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Should be able to scrub it off.

Search this forum for sacrificial anode. You can install a little rod (Mg, I think?) in your kettle that'll keep it from rusting. Some people get the rust, some don't. I've also seen posters say they put a dab of olive-oil on it after cleaning and that keeps the rust off. Personally I had rusting the first time I used it, then after that it's been fine. I just make sure it's dry.

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I dabbed a little bit of silicone sealant on mine. Doesn't seem to mind the heat.

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