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Old 11-30-2010, 11:52 PM   #1
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the inside of my keggle seems to be staining. After each brew i use the water from wort chiller and fill my keggle to the top and let it soak overnight with 3 scoops of oxyclean. The next day i scrub it and it is still staining on the inside. I believe I am cleaning it enough and I have not noticed any effect on the taste of my beer. Has anyone else experienced this with keggle's?? Thanks


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Old 12-01-2010, 12:13 AM   #2
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Have you tried Bar Keepers Friend on it? I use it with a Scotch scrub pad. Took care of all of my keggle stains.


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Old 12-01-2010, 12:20 AM   #3
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what kind of stains? if its beer stone in the bottom you can put some white vinegar in there for 10 minutes and it will come right off.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:20 AM   #4
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+1 for a scrubby pad. Non-metal of course... I use this especially for that little four inch circle of sugarburn that I get in the center of my keggle no matter how much I stir. No permanent stains yet.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:01 AM   #5
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I have bar keepers friend and i think i used it before with no luck on this. maybe I am not using enough? And it is all over the keggle. Almost kind of greenish like it is from the hops in the boil...not sure how else to describe it.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:59 PM   #6
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Sounds like you have beer stone / mineral deposits on the metal and the organics are staining that.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:48 PM   #7
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It's kind of a catch 22. If you use abrasive scrubbing to remove it, you put deeper scratches into the stainless which provides a better foothold for the beer stone in the future. I think I might experiment a bit by putting a high polish on a smaller 3" circle on the bottom of the kettle just to see if it cleans up easier. I've had luck with an overnight soak in double strength starsan.


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