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JohnnyKim

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Hey guys, so i just got my shipments of grains/yeast/hops for centennial blonde.

heres my problem...when i drilled my 10gallon cooler(round) into a MLT, i accidentally cracked it a little. it has a small leak(drops). what would you guys recommend to patch it up? or suggestion?

2nd, i made a sparge out of copper. i scrubbed it with soap and scrub to remove leftover flux. do you think this will be okay? i still feel a little residue.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hey guys, so i just got my shipments of grains/yeast/hops for centennial blonde.

heres my problem...when i drilled my 10gallon cooler(round) into a MLT, i accidentally cracked it a little. it has a small leak(drops). what would you guys recommend to patch it up? or suggestion?

2nd, i made a sparge out of copper. i scrubbed it with soap and scrub to remove leftover flux. do you think this will be okay? i still feel a little residue.

Thanks in advance!
As far as the crack, you can sometimes use a soldering iron on low heat to sort of "weld" the plastic back together.... I've had limited success, but its worth a shot. Glues and caulks are a bad idea. Worst comes to worst, buy a new cooler.

As far as the copper goes, soak it in hot water (boiling)for an hour, soak in oxyclean free for a day or so, then soak it in white vinegar for a day, followed by a hot water (boiling) soak/rinse and your good to go.
 
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