Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Stains on new SS Kettle
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-28-2013, 05:34 AM   #1
DM3MD157
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 45
Likes Given: 1

Default Stains on new SS Kettle

I had brewed my first batch last week and used a new Bayou Classic SS kettle. After cleaning it thoroughly, I noticed that there is some sort of stains or oxidation at the waterline and above. Almost like the bubbled wort on the side made the marks. Is this normal for kettles? Can I clean it off, or should I even worry about it? When you run your fingers over it it doesn't feel like debris is caked on. I tried searching about this problem but couldn't find any results of the same.

__________________
DM3MD157 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 05:49 AM   #2
NivekD
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
NivekD's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: West Jordan, Utah
Posts: 665
Liked 100 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Congratulations, you just broke in your new brewing pot. Don't worry, your're makin' beer.

__________________
NivekD is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 05:50 AM   #3
DM3MD157
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 45
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NivekD View Post
Congratulations, you just broke in your new brewing pot. Don't worry, your're makin' beer.
Thanks! I don't mind the stains, I just didn't know if they are normal. I thought stainless is truly "stainless"!
__________________
DM3MD157 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 05:51 AM   #4
Hopper77
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 151
Liked 17 Times on 11 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DM3MD157
Thanks! I don't mind the stains, I just didn't know if they are normal. I thought stainless is truly "stainless"!
Sure it's not aluminum? Can you post a pic?
__________________
Hopper77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 05:55 AM   #5
DM3MD157
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 45
Likes Given: 1

Default

Yup, definitely stainless steel. Here ya go:

__________________
DM3MD157 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 06:08 AM   #6
NivekD
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
NivekD's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: West Jordan, Utah
Posts: 665
Liked 100 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

There are several grades of "stainless steel", unless you bought the best stainless, it will show some stains. It should not rust. You should be able to remove those "stains" with a soft scrub of some type.

__________________
NivekD is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 06:09 AM   #7
DM3MD157
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 45
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NivekD View Post
There are several grades of "stainless steel", unless you bought the best stainless, it will show some stains. It should not rust. You should be able to remove those "stains" with a soft scrub of some type.
So it's OK to use an abrasive sponge on the SS? Is it alright to leave them on?
__________________
DM3MD157 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 06:11 AM   #8
NivekD
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
NivekD's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: West Jordan, Utah
Posts: 665
Liked 100 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

I wouldn't worry about it. Abrasives will scratch it.

__________________
NivekD is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 07:27 AM   #9
DM3MD157
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 45
Likes Given: 1

Default

I just rubbed the kettle pretty hard with my finger and I was able to rub off the stain. Interestingly it didn't come off with soap and water though. What should I use to try to get it off easier? IIRC people use Oxiclean?

__________________
DM3MD157 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 07:37 AM   #10
DeafSmith
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeafSmith's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Richardson, TX
Posts: 1,448
Liked 33 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Barkeepers Friend should work.

__________________
DeafSmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stains on Stainless Steel Brew Kettle apollner Equipment/Sanitation 4 06-11-2012 01:02 AM
Black stains from brush?? mxwrench Equipment/Sanitation 3 12-27-2010 10:38 PM
Pink stains ?? joeybeer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 10-12-2010 06:41 AM
Iodophor and stains BawlimerBrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 06-12-2010 07:42 PM
Cornelius Keg Stains bradleyj00 Equipment/Sanitation 8 02-18-2010 10:03 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS