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Old 01-10-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
Dec 2009
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Any tips on cleaning up splattered wort on the stove top? Once extract is added, that gunk hardens up and does not clean up easily. The only way I've been able to clean it up is with Magic Erasers, but that requires some serious elbow grease. Are there any chemicals that will dissolve it?

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Old 01-10-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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Oven cleaner.

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Old 01-10-2010, 06:00 PM   #3
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Thats sucks. I did it a few times and the only thing that worked well was undiluted white distilled vinegar. Soak a sponge and let it sit.

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Old 01-10-2010, 06:14 PM   #4
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Jack hammer?
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:55 PM   #5
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Ask SWMBO what she spilled on the stove.

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Old 01-10-2010, 10:45 PM   #6
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+1 on the oven cleaner...

good luck with that...SWMBO would kill me...

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Old 01-10-2010, 11:27 PM   #7
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Theres this stuff I pick up called bar keepers friend that works really well on the spilled, burnt wort.
Still requires some scrubbing, but it does the job.

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Old 01-10-2010, 11:42 PM   #8
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If you keep a damp rag handy and wipe it up as you go, it won't have a chance to harden on. If you can't do that, at least keep it wet.

Someone else suggested spreading tinfoil over the top of the stove before you start. When you're done, toss it in the trash.

I never get wort on the stovetop, but I always end up with a sticky floor by the time I'm done since I pour and splash the wort after cooling. I have a big roll of leftover rosin paper from moving in and might throw a couple sheets of that down over the kitchen floor to serve the same purpose as the foil on the stove.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:53 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by ajf View Post
Ask SWMBO what she spilled on the stove.

Awesome!!! I'm gonna try that.

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Old 01-11-2010, 12:02 AM   #10
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All this is why I brew outdoors. But, from my earlier brewing days, I know that burnt-on wort requires serious elbow grease. Dried-on wort or extract needs soaking in the hottest water available.

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