Rust Spots On Stainless Brew Pot - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Rust Spots On Stainless Brew Pot

Thread Tools
Old 02-28-2012, 04:35 AM   #1
Oct 2011
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Posts: 44
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

I just cleaned the inside of my brew pot with an s.o.s. pad, then boiled some water in it. Before I added water, I rinsed and dried it out so I don't see how any s.o.s. pad pieces could have still been in the pot. But alas...

Rust spots could't be removed with intense scrubbing with plastic brush. I don't want to use metal, as it would probably end the same way.

Is this just on the surface? Or was the stainless contaminated?

Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 04:37 AM   #2
Mar 2007
Posts: 674
Liked 14 Times on 9 Posts

Pickup a can of "Bar Keeper's Friend". It's a cheap oxalic acid cleaner that will take it right off. In the future, only use the blue "non scratch" scrubbies, or a stainless sos pad.
Click image for larger version

Name:	bkf_sm.jpg
Views:	636
Size:	28.1 KB
ID:	50020  

Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 04:40 AM   #3
Airplanedoc's Avatar
Sep 2011
Illinois, Outside the peoples Republic of Madigan
Posts: 1,903
Liked 394 Times on 273 Posts

Using carbon steel on stainless will impregnate the carbon steel into the stainless.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black spots on stainless aeration stone? adam01 Equipment/Sanitation 17 04-14-2013 11:46 PM
Used Freezer has small Rust Spots? roxy35 Equipment/Sanitation 7 01-14-2012 01:05 PM
tiny rust spots after first boil on new ss keggle. slomo Equipment/Sanitation 3 04-12-2011 11:13 PM
rust on my NEW stainless steel pot rshortt Equipment/Sanitation 15 05-03-2010 09:13 PM
Rust spots on SS keg billtzk Equipment/Sanitation 2 06-27-2008 01:04 AM

Forum Jump