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Old 01-05-2013, 02:43 AM   #1
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I am building a copper manifold for my mash tun, I saw somewhere that I should clean the copper with acetic acid before using it, is this true? Is it necessary? Where do I find acetic acid? HD have it?

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Old 01-05-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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White Vinegar. Couldn't hurt to preclean it
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is it necessary? Will it actually do anything?
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I haven't found it to make a difference, unless the copper is green and nasty that is.
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I am building a copper manifold for my mash tun, I saw somewhere that I should clean the copper with acetic acid before using it, is this true? Is it necessary? Where do I find acetic acid? HD have it?

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I built one for my 10 gallon Igloo with 20' of copper...I'm going to add 20 more feet, it didn't have the response I want with only 20 feet.
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Can you send a pic of your 10g igloo? Why not just get a false bottom igloo? Mine works great and also get around 70-80% eff. I am just upgrading to a bigger cooler 100qts, so I need to build my own manifold.
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Can you send a pic of your 10g igloo? Why not just get a false bottom igloo? Mine works great and also get around 70-80% eff. I am just upgrading to a bigger cooler 100qts, so I need to build my own manifold.
My apologies, I use a false bottom, my copper project is a coil that I pump HLT water through for temperature control/adjustment...it was in a recent BYO so I am trying it out with my RIMs tube.
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