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Old 12-28-2010, 06:36 PM   #11
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thats why i just make sure mines clean after brew day, starsan is an acid and will eat away at metal if stays in constant contact. I have heard of others baking theirs in the oven.

I guess what ever works for each person.

Is it safe to leave Star-San inside the chiller for extended periods of time? You can't see what it is doing to the insides if prolonged ...

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Old 02-20-2011, 06:11 PM   #12
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I do not recommend baking it in the oven. I did it to a previous plate chiller that I had and ruined it. I did not clean the chiller out well enough and now the gunk that was not cleaned out is baked permanently in the chiller. I tried every thing to get the baked on gunk out, but nothing works. So It is basically useless now.

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Old 02-20-2011, 06:44 PM   #13
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Can you put it in the oven for a "self-clean cycle" to ash out the debris? Don't know how hot the copper can get, but if it's useless now it might be worth a try.

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