Clean up - Splattered wort on stove top - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Clean up - Splattered wort on stove top

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
gannawdm
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 165
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



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?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
mosquitocontrol
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Denver, CO
Posts: 1,082
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts


Oven cleaner.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 06:00 PM   #3
Pharmguy
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Michigan
Posts: 253

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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 06:14 PM   #4
Bonneville
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
SLC, UT
Posts: 97

Jack hammer?
__________________
Primary: Fish Drool Brown, Momma's Irish Stout, Apfelwein
Secondary: <Empty>
Keg: Leftover Porter, Westside Red
Bottled: Top Shelf Stout, Big *ss Stout, Apfelwein, Fish Drool Brown Ale, ATC Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 06:55 PM   #5
ajf
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
ajf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Long Island
Posts: 4,646
Liked 105 Times on 99 Posts


Ask SWMBO what she spilled on the stove.

-a.
__________________
There are only 10 types of people in this world. Those that understand binary, and those that don't.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 10:45 PM   #6
woodstone
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Nov 2005
Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 681
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


+1 on the oven cleaner...

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


 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 11:27 PM   #7
skyzo
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
ID
Posts: 244
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 11:42 PM   #8
ChshreCat
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,533
Liked 542 Times on 434 Posts


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.
__________________
"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 11:53 PM   #9
Rentachik
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Zion, IL
Posts: 94
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ajf View Post
Ask SWMBO what she spilled on the stove.

-a.
Awesome!!! I'm gonna try that.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 12:02 AM   #10
jds
 
jds's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Littleton, CO
Posts: 1,913
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone ever use an aftermarket HD canning element on their stove for boiling wort? Medo Equipment/Sanitation 16 09-30-2012 01:38 PM
How to clean boil over off of the stove rikfxsts Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 01-28-2009 04:16 AM
Is it possible to boil 5 gallon of wort on kitchen stove? wolfboy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 22 04-23-2008 02:16 PM
Cleaning wort off of the stove. Mustangfreak General Beer Discussion 14 10-19-2007 03:14 PM
Stove for cooking wort 2pugbrews Equipment/Sanitation 11 01-27-2006 06:16 PM


Forum Jump