Originally Posted by socalboomer
Yeah, no problems with copper ic's ... We've been using them for so long...
And another method for sanitizing it other than boiling... I keep mine in a starsan bath for about half the boil, that way it's part of the cooling and I don't have to bring the wort back up to boil in the middle/end of the boil... Works awesome, and my cooling time is actually shorter...
I don't know if I'd go for the star San soak method for an IC. I think Yates star San can only be relied on to sanitize something that is truly clean. So if a bit of hop residue was stuck to the chiller from your prior batch and you missed it cleaning the chiller before putting in the sanitizer, it could in theory still harbor nasties. Boiling on other hand will kill your bugs whether or not they are hiding in a clump of dried hop crud.
I know as I write this it sounds gross, but really the IC has a lot of surface area to clean and it is not all easy to see - just doesn't compare to inside of a bucket.