Caustic cleaning

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Caustic cleaning

Postby brakspears » Sun May 25, 2003 9:45 pm

Anyone out there point me in the right direction here, how many ounces of caustic soda pearls should I add to each gallon (imperial) of water (or could be Grammes/Litre) to clean my copper, and having just read about some of the other brewery cleaners now available I'll not be getting any more caustic, thanks for your time, Nigel.
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Hardcore

Postby Fraoch » Thu May 29, 2003 4:17 am

Caustics pretty hard core stuff, as with anything,less is more,so if i were to use it, id use the least possible, then rinse and rinse and rinse and...........I must admit, i dont particularly worry about cleaning the copper too much, i normally use a high pressure hose to blast off any hop residue etc and i give it a rub around with a soft scourer, but i dont bother getting the inside "bright" as i like to go with the idea of the chinese tea pot, the older the pot, the better the tea!But then again, i dont really make lagers etc, and a stout could well benefit from a little wall caramelisation.Im not a big fan of chemicals, and so as a cleaner/steriliser i was toying with the idea of a high pressure steam cleaner.This would certainly do the job and avoid any rinsing,

Cheers!!!!

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