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Old 05-29-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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I have a kettle that I ran a little too hot and have a layer of black carbon on the bottom. Any good ideas on getting it off?!?!?



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Old 05-29-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:36 PM   #3
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Inside the kettle four words:
Pee Bee Double You (PBW also works well)

Outside the keg = Who cares...
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PBW + stainless steel pad
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Yea I can't exactly, reach into it. It has a 3inch tri-clamp as the opening. Is there a no scrubbing option
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Is it on the inside? Were you brewing with LME? I burned a couple of kettle bottoms from not turning the flame off before adding the LME, so I started turning the heat off and adding it before it came to a boil - it would mix in fine as long as the wort is warm. With AG, I haven't burned the bottom yet - not sure if it's possible.

I'd say to get it off, hot water, pbw or oxi-clean and a stainless steel scrub pad. And some elbow grease.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:54 PM   #7
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You really should not use stainless steel scrubbing pads to clean stainless, it can promote corrosion. The green nylon ones are recommended.

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Is there a no scrubbing option
I have found that a fairly concentrated solution of hot PBW works very well at taking of burnt residue without any scrubbing. I had a pot that I was making a starter in burn (forgot about it), overnight with PBW took it off without me having to do anything.

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If you don't have any PBW on hand...try some dishwasher powder and a hot soak.
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I've used oven cleaner like EZ-Off
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You really should not use stainless steel scrubbing pads to clean stainless, it can promote corrosion. The green nylon ones are recommended.



I have found that a fairly concentrated solution of hot PBW works very well at taking of burnt residue without any scrubbing. I had a pot that I was making a starter in burn (forgot about it), overnight with PBW took it off without me having to do anything.
really? oops.... i guess i better stop using mine then. thanks for the info.


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