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Old 02-11-2011, 12:39 PM   #11
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Oh My God, you just ruined your keggle!
Send it to, me so that I can dispose of it promptly!

I know. I'm an a**hole sometimes.
Sure. $300 should cover the shipping and handling
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:40 PM   #12
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What is the green scrubby you're talking about. Scotchbrite? I started using one and it did the trick but was scratching the stainless so I stopped.
you can scratch it if you want (what do you think the flap disk did to mine). You just need to re-passivate it with BKF (or some other way) after.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:07 PM   #13
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I used barkeepers friend and a scotchbrite scrubby with elbow grease, you're not scratching it as bad as you think you are. We make some "sanitary" weldments for the food service industry with stainless tubing, and use fine scotchbrite to finish welds on the inside of tube assemblies.

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Old 02-11-2011, 11:17 PM   #14
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I used barkeepers friend and a scotchbrite scrubby with elbow grease, you're not scratching it as bad as you think you are. We make some "sanitary" weldments for the food service industry with stainless tubing, and use fine scotchbrite to finish welds on the inside of tube assemblies.
I wish people would stop freaking out about how stainless steel needs to be handled like it's made of glass.

Yeah, if I (was single)had the cash to lay down on a Blichmann kettle or fermentor I wouldn't use something abrasive that would mess up the finish.
But a keggle or some other brew pot, I'd hit it with what ever it took to clean it.
You're not going to ruin anything but the surface finish on stainless equipment as long as what you are using to clean it is not contaminated.

All you nay sayers can chime in if you want, but after welding on stainless steel for 15 years there's not much you can say that's gonna make me question my own experience.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:49 AM   #15
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I may be weird but I just used PBW and one of the dark blue / green scrubbies you can get from Home Depot. It worked great!

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Old 02-12-2011, 12:57 AM   #16
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I wish people would stop freaking out about how stainless steel needs to be handled like it's made of glass.

Yeah, if I (was single)had the cash to lay down on a Blichmann kettle or fermentor I wouldn't use something abrasive that would mess up the finish.
But a keggle or some other brew pot, I'd hit it with what ever it took to clean it.
You're not going to ruin anything but the surface finish on stainless equipment as long as what you are using to clean it is not contaminated.

All you nay sayers can chime in if you want, but after welding on stainless steel for 15 years there's not much you can say that's gonna make me question my own experience.
Heh no kidding, I was going suggest using a flapper disk and an angle grinder.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:06 AM   #17
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How about a long hot soak with either PBW or Oxyclean? No elbow grease needed. Or scratches.

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That is literally what I used.

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