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Old 01-15-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Should a new wort chiller be conditioned with boiling water and vinegar before being used for the first time? My buddy made a new one this past weekend and we gave it a wipe-down with Oxiclean and water, then added directly to the boil. Will this produce any off-flavors due to the copper?

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:52 AM   #2
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Should be fine. When I first got mine I just washed it with water and dish soap, then added it to the boil. Beer turned out great

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:01 AM   #3
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Make sure you wash it thoroughly with soap and water, especially between the coils. A lot of times there are oils used in the manufacturing process left on the chiller.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:04 AM   #4
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you should be fine. I soaked mine in star san for like 10 mins then wiped/rinsed it off.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:12 AM   #5
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I boiled mine in wort for a couple minutes then soaked for an additional 15.

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