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Old 04-30-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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I used a brand new (never been used) aluminum stock put to boil tap water. Chilled the water to use for top off water. Is there gonna be an issue considering I did not build up a layer of oxide first? I already put it in the wort and it is happily fermenting away.

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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I used a brand new (never been used) aluminum stock put to boil tap water. Chilled the water to use for top off water. Is there gonna be an issue considering I did not build up a layer of oxide first? I already put it in the wort and it is happily fermenting away.
Probably not. Since it was just water it had a neutral PH. Typically you only get off flavors if the liquid is acidic and you add heat.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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no acid, no problem.

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On a similar note, if I need to give my aluminium pot a good scrub (or use PBW) do I need to creat a new oxidised later?

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Old 04-30-2012, 03:20 PM   #5
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On a similar note, if I need to give my aluminium pot a good scrub (or use PBW) do I need to creat a new oxidised later?
if you scrub it off...then yes.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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Do not use PBW on this pot. Warm soapy water is more than adequate. Remember this is where you boil, there is no reason to fear bugs in your pot as long as you get all the debris cleaned out.

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Old 04-30-2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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You'll read about Oxyclean in posts as well. Don't use it on an Al pot. A good scrub, if necessary, with a plastic (non-abrasive) pad and water works well. As 'bbrim' said.. fear no bacteria in your pot. Boiling water in the wort creation kill all.

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I do not use any cleaners at all in my kettle, I use a medium soft 3M type pad (one of those kitchen sponge/scrubbie things) and gently scrub. I used my kettle one time to clean bottles (oxyclean free) and my next batch had a pronounced metallic taste!

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You'll read about Oxyclean in posts as well. Don't use it on an Al pot. A good scrub, if necessary, with a plastic (non-abrasive) pad and water works well. As 'bbrim' said.. fear no bacteria in your pot. Boiling water in the wort creation kill all.
so if i use a non-abrasive pad (or soft cloth with warm water) do I need to re-oxicide the surface?
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so if i use a non-abrasive pad (or soft cloth with warm water) do I need to re-oxicide the surface?
no. the layer is visible...if you scrub it off, you'll be able to see that's it's gone.
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