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Old 04-29-2012, 05:21 PM   #11
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Look elsewhere, it's not from your aluminum pot.
If you think it is your pot, fill it with vinegar(like 1 part to 4waters I think) and let it sit. Or boil it with just water. This will create an oxide layer and you can rule the pot out. When cleaning, do not use an aggresive scratchy. That can remove the layer.

Back on topic. Just add to the end of the boil. Nothing to worry about. I like to soak mine in star an first. Makes it nice and shiney, and I like shiney things.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:06 PM   #12
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If you think it is your pot, fill it with vinegar(like 1 part to 4waters I think) and let it sit. Or boil it with just water. This will create an oxide layer and you can rule the pot out.
If he's already used the pot, then it already has the oxide layer.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #13
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Why did you use a pipe bending tool to coil the copper? Since you said it was $30, I assume you coiled something like 25 feet of 3/8" OD? You can bend that around a cylindrical form by hand with no tools. I know, it's off topic but I'm just curious. No worries about scratches.. Heat sanitized every time...
I think OP was referring to one of the springy-looking "kink preventing" sets for soft tubing? Though those shouldn't scratch it...

 
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:25 PM   #14
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If you think it is your pot, fill it with vinegar(like 1 part to 4waters I think) and let it sit. Or boil it with just water. This will create an oxide layer and you can rule the pot out. When cleaning, do not use an aggresive scratchy. That can remove the layer.

Back on topic. Just add to the end of the boil. Nothing to worry about. I like to soak mine in star an first. Makes it nice and shiney, and I like shiney things.
Yeah it has definitely been well used..its over 30+ years old...I don't really use metal anywhere else through the process except for my caps and the mash bulkhead. Also I second the star San making it look nice.

 
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