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Old 04-03-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default What is this white stuff?

I'm new to electric brewing. Just had a wet test run over the weekend. My element already has a thick layer of something white stuck to it. I'm sure this is normal, but what is it?

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Old 04-03-2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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Looks like hard water deposits or lime scale.

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Old 04-03-2012, 11:57 PM   #3
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I'm new to electric brewing. Just had a wet test run over the weekend. My element already has a thick layer of something white stuck to it. I'm sure this is normal, but what is it?

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That coms off with a green scrubby.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:29 AM   #4
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Mine looks the same. It's from hard water. If it bothers you a green scrubby will remove it. Or do a hot recirulation with pbw.

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Old 04-04-2012, 03:26 AM   #5
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I find dry firing the element cleans it up nicely...though I only clean it that way when I'm not paying attention to what I'm doing.

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:01 PM   #6
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Mine looks the same. It's from hard water. If it bothers you a green scrubby will remove it. Or do a hot recirulation with pbw.
Well it definitely looks ugly, but it doesn't bother me unless it affects the beer.
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