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timmiller

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have a stainless conical and have thrown out 5 straight batrches of beer. done everything I can think of. There is a white residue on the inside of the conical that I have to really dig at to clean. any ideas for help?
 

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Do you have hard water? Is this more like a mineral deposit?

IF it is a bacterial growth layer, it will slimey, smelly, oozing, or all of the above.

Please describe what makes you think it is bacteria.
 

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This does sound more like minerals than bacteria. Perhaps your water is too hard to make good beer? You could try a batch with store bought water and see if that helps.

The one thing that I did want to throw out there is that barkeeper's friend works wonders with stainless steel. It made my brew kettle sparkle like new with very little elbow grease.
 
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the brew is quite sharp, bitter , you spit it out immediately when you taste it because it is so bad. The head on the beer dissipates quickly when you pour it also. I have well water and have tried store bought water with the same result. I changed everything but my conical which has had 10 batches of beer through it. the white oxidation on the kettle was in the pattern in which i wiped the kettle when cleaning. I have a two step cleaning process with the conical, take it all apart and clean then sanitize, then before I brew I will do it again and let the sanitizer stay in the conical for an hour. I was thinking that the oxidation might keep any bacteria in the stainless. tahanks for the queries.
 
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