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Old 04-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
Apr 2012
, Michigan
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Howdy folks, I found a wort chiller for sale on craigslist, but the pic shows it may be a bit corroded. I won't actually know until I go check it out. So, is it possible to clean and sanitize copper? I don't want my beer to taste like pennies or copper polish. Or is it not worth looking at?

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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Best way is to soak in a strong mixture of starsan or other acid based cleanser/sanitizer.

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by kpr121 View Post
Best way is to soak in a strong mixture of starsan or other acid based cleanser/sanitizer.
Agreed. A vinegar solution will work also, but you'll need to make sure that it's well rinsed after that.

I just fill a bucket with star-san and toss it in there for a while when mine starts looking grimey.

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