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Old 11-16-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
Jul 2009
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Does a cooler used for an MLT need to be scratch free like a fermenter? I have an old cooler that I might convert to an MLT but I haven't analyzed it closely for scratches yet. I was thinking it might not be critical since after mash the wort goes into the kettle for boiling.

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Old 11-16-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:01 PM   #3
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Nothing pre-boil, (or during boil), needs to be sanitized.

Scratches inhibit sanitation since bacteria can hide in them.

But nothing pre-boil needs to be sanitized. So no worries!

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