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Old 02-20-2012, 05:09 AM   #11
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vinegar and baking soda then soak in star san

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:23 AM   #12
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Agreed on the vinegar and waer boil, you will be suprised at how shiny it will come out.

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:25 AM   #13
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I scrub mine with some Star San before each use. Gets it looking shiny and new!

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:52 PM   #14
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I stopped boiling my coil all together because of the effect on the finish. The coil soaks in an ice & starsan solution while the wort boils instead now. Results in a beautiful clean coil and really helps crash the temp just a little faster
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #15
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How often should I should soak my wort chiller in vinegar or StarSan? I did initially before my first use but since it's submerged in my boil. So I usually just spray the chiller down and then put in boil. I don't want to over clean the wort chiller.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:20 PM   #16
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I keep a 5 gallon bucket of starsan on brew days. Usually while the boil is going on I let the chiller soak until Im ready to use it. After Im done I dunk it back in there basically just to give it a quick rinse. Then I repeat process next batch.
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