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Old 09-15-2009, 01:04 AM   #1
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I just purchased a used press and grinder. The wood slats are in decent shape. Overall the equipment looks pretty good. There is some old junk in the threads and on the press. I would like to clean it and sanitize the press before I use it.
What do you use to clean your equipment? ( soaps, cleaners)
Do you worry about total cleanliness like when brewing beer?
Any other advice is appreciated. Thanks

 
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:55 AM   #2
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As far as the press goes just some good ole scrubbing and if its really caked on then a wire brush on the metal. You should get it pretty clean and a k-meta/citric acid pray down before use is a "must" sorry about the pun. The citric acid makes the sulfites do their job better.
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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As far as the press goes just some good ole scrubbing and if its really caked on then a wire brush on the metal. You should get it pretty clean and a k-meta/citric acid pray down before use is a "must" sorry about the pun. The citric acid makes the sulfites do their job better.
Does the k-meta have another name. Also how do you mix it. I would think that it needs to be mixed right?

 
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:58 AM   #4
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Potassium or sodium meta-bisulphite, either will do.

 
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:24 PM   #5
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Does the k-meta have another name. Also how do you mix it. I would think that it needs to be mixed right?
K-meta is campden tablets.

 
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:06 PM   #6
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For sanitising it is cheaper and easier to use the powdered pms or sms, it comes in packets in LHBS.

 
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