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Old 06-22-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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And what can be done about it? It's in my hlt, and has only ever had water in it. It is drained and wiped clean after every use.



 
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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Mine does the same thing. I just don't care

Some folks smear clear silicone on it.

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:21 PM   #3
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Mine does the same thing. I just don't care

Some folks smear clear silicone on it.

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Your not worried about rust in your brewing water? I kinda am.

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:26 PM   #4
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Some people have put sacrificial anodes, aluminum or magnesium/zinc (not sure which is best) in the kettle to prevent the rusting, just like in a water heater. For my RIMS I coated it with Silicone. Haven't had the issue yet with my BK, but now I am going to check it closely.

 
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:31 PM   #5
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Your not worried about rust in your brewing water? I kinda am._
Not at all. A little extra iron never hurt anyone

The way I look at it is all of the loose rust is cleaned off before I fill the HLT with 15+ gallons of water. The amount of iron actually dissolved into the water will be negligible.

It hasn't affected the flavor of my brews as far as I can tell, either. I've done everything from a 2SRM ginger ale to an Imperial Porter on this system.

YMMV, of course

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:35 PM   #6
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The boil kettle element base is black, it appears to be clean, but definitely black. Better than rusty imo. I may have to boil a batch in the hlt.

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:57 PM   #7
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you can install a RV magensium anode.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-11553-Ma.../dp/B000701HEQ
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