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Old 01-29-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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Do you keep your brew kettles spotless, or just don't really worry or care about having spots or water marks on the outside? I can't seem to get spots on the outside on my kettle off without scrubbing. Are the spots on my kettle an indicator of having hard water? What do you guys do to keep your kettles bright and shiny. Sorry for the noobish question
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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well, I just got my 10 gal boilermaker today so I will report back once I do my first brew with it this sun

 
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:39 PM   #3
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Just got my SS 9.2gal boil kettle... it's nice and SHINNEY... well for now it is.

I'm not sure how clean/shinney it will be in the future...

My old aluminum kettle.... well lets just say... stuff is growing on it now that I'm not intending on using it anymore.... The dings are too close to cracks and I don't want to take the chance on a reverse Titanic eppisode.

Just got to love bling though. I am Mesmirized by the "Brew Rooms" some people have on here.

 
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:42 PM   #4
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I use PBW and dry the outside after washing.

 
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:50 AM   #5
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I found a Godsend for cleaning stainless steel..brewpot, BBQ, cookware..


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It got my Boilermaker 10g spotless with minimal scrubbing...simply amazing...that's not to mention the years of buildup on my stainless BBQ..it worked on that too.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:03 AM   #6
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Havent used mine yet.. but I polish them daily.

 
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:47 AM   #7
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I don't worry about the water spots, as long as its cleaned after I brew. I do dry it when I am done cleaning but not to the extent of perfection

 
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #8
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Do you keep your brew kettles spotless, or just don't really worry or care about having spots or water marks on the outside? I can't seem to get spots on the outside on my kettle off without scrubbing. Are the spots on my kettle an indicator of having hard water? What do you guys do to keep your kettles bright and shiny. Sorry for the noobish question
I keep the inside of my kettle clean. I am not concerned about a few water spots on the outside.

Reason: changed choice of words

 
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:58 PM   #9
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What do you use to clean your Boilermakers? To keep them nice and shiney?

I do like how easily my old SS kettle cleaned with Oxiclean... hot soak and everything was stripped away!

I dont plan to have wort splashed all over the outisde of the kettles, and the inside doesnt have to remain scratch free I suppose... I do think I am going to oerder one of those cool wooden mash paddles from that vendor here on HBT though

Anything one could use to help POLISH the outer surfaces?

 
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:13 PM   #10
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I would put a layer of carnuba wax on the outside. That's what I did for my kettles and water spots just wipe off with a dry rag.

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