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Old 02-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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I used a heat stick in my last brew, and noticed that the heating element was covered in gunk after I took it out. It looked like rust, but I am guessing it's hot break and hop debris. I was able to wipe it pretty easily using some bar keeper's friend. Is that normal?

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Thank you for the fast reply.

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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Yup, I just clean mine off (eKeggle) with PBW solution and toilet brush. The brush of course is kept away from the other "brew" pot...
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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I think it's normal. Here's what mine look like after a session. Crud easily comes off with a sponge and water.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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Thank you for the picture. This is exactly what mine looked like. And yeah, it cleaned really fast.

 
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