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Old 02-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default First time partial mashing with my 2 gallon cooler!!

Loved the process, reading threads here helped me prepare for it and I hit the right OG that I was looking for according to BeerSmith.

Only problem was that after cooling the wort down, I noticed the dreaded green stuff on the wort chiller and realized my whole batch was ruined.

Won't be trying again for a few weeks but I now feel confident about the process. Will probably be another year until I look into bigger pots, coolers, and burners for a full batch done all-grain.

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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Unless it was massive chunks coming off the chiller, I doubt that it was enough oxidized copper to really harm you. I did the same thing once running the wort through the chiller after letting it sit with StarSan for too long, the wort had a distinct green color for a little while when it came out, thought it was hops, then discovered on here that StarSan does a wicked pitting job on copper if left for an amount of time. Bottled it anyway and didn't taste anything off about it.

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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What green stuff. The green stuff on my chiller is usually hops from the boil.

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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I believe its called patina and I keep my hops in hop socks. It is toxic to humans.

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Probably, but eh, I'm still breathing.

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Yeah I usually have "green stuff" on my chiller right at the water / wort line of the kettle. No biggie, proceed...

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