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Old 07-16-2005, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default DME has to be the stickiest sh*t I've ever seen

My spoon is covered in it, and it doesn't wanna come off lol. (Couldn't find the charismatic wooden one so I had to go with the stainless steel.) I suppose the best way to avoid this would be to clean up my mess before it dries, but does anyone know any tips for this sort of thing? Thanks

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Old 07-16-2005, 11:11 PM   #2
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Yeah a sandblaster, or you could just buy a new spoon.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. I would also try soaking.

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Old 07-17-2005, 12:10 AM   #3
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Just soak it in real hot water for a bit. The stuff just dissolves into water around 170 degrees, after all!

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Old 07-17-2005, 05:02 PM   #4
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Stick your spoon in the boling wort - it'll disolve right off.

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Old 07-17-2005, 09:13 PM   #5
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what he said...

dme is ruff that way, pour too much in, you got a block on concrete in yer kettle...

what i used to do is get the water hot enough to dissolve the dme, take it off the burner, then start stirring the wort and pouring a little dme in slowly, let the whirlpool mix it up, try and keep it off the bottom...

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Old 07-18-2005, 04:27 AM   #6
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Thanks guys - I did the time-honored tradition of having my mom clean it up.


And I'm definitely adding that stuff slower next time - it really is like a block of concrete lol.

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Thanks guys - I did the time-honored tradition of having my mom clean it up.


And I'm definitely adding that stuff slower next time - it really is like a block of concrete lol.

Nice work. Way to think outside of the box.
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:02 PM   #8
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Thanks guys - I did the time-honored tradition of having my mom clean it up.


And I'm definitely adding that stuff slower next time - it really is like a block of concrete lol.
An admirable solution...but one with limited applicability to most on this board I think.

Could substitute wife for mom I guess, but it my case I don't think I'd ever want to use that spoon again...assuming that it could even be retrieved from where she'd done shoved it
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:22 PM   #9
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Yea - I'm gonna lose that amenity in a month when I move out, but I know I'll be able to round up some girls that'll clean my house in exchange for beer and a lil' attention.

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Old 07-18-2005, 08:40 PM   #10
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Hmmm, wife cleaning up after brewing. Nope, not going to happen. She doesn't even drink beer. LOL

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