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dumb brewer (63.167.106.51)
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 06:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can muriatic acid (HCl) be used to clean mineral deposits and beer stone from bottles and SS pots?
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 07:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The short answer is yes, but you need to exercise real caution with strong acids. Use acid only with rubber gloves and eye protection. Wear long sleeves and long pants. Have adequate ventilation and don't put your nose or mouth near the acid. Keep a source of water available to rinse any spills immediately. Always add acid to water, never water to the acid.

As you can see, I really don't recommend strong acids for homebrewers. The safest method for removing beer stone is to use Barkeeper's Friend, which contains oxalic acid, and a little elbow grease. It's still a good idea to use gloves, as it is a skin irritant, but it's far kinder and safer than muriatic acid.
 

Walt Fischer (24.221.196.114)
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 07:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ohh man.. use barkeepers friend and save yourself!! No Acid!

Walt
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Denny Conn (63.114.138.2)
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 07:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey, Walt, we use a LOT of acid back in the 60's...oh, different stuff! ;) Guess I was havin' a flashback...
 

jeff wright (12.226.53.75)
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sure, and everybody's worried about aluminum boil pots. Oops, didn't mean to start that again!!!

Heh, Heh, Heh.
 

Walt Fischer (24.221.196.114)
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 11:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think youre ok doing Acid, if you dont cook in an AL pot within 24 hours of doing it...;>

Walt
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Wayne M (152.163.252.67)
Posted on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 12:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

DB:

If you have a farm supply store anywhere close you can get Dairy Acid Wash that is labeled for Stainless Steel use. Really cleans SS and is very inexpensive to use. Much safer IMHO...

Acid and AL don't mix well.
 

Bretth (12.253.240.125)
Posted on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 05:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Like, I took 3 hits of muriatric, man. And I saw Denny!!!
 

Denny Conn (140.211.82.4)
Posted on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 05:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ROTFLMAO!!!!!
 

Greg Nolan (12.10.148.126)
Posted on Saturday, October 04, 2003 - 12:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Last time I dropped muratic acid the aluminum pot melted into the walls and turned a purple haze. I realized homebrewing could save the world and make it safe for kids again. The birds talked to me and I saw myself at the other end of the room. A wolf became my spiritual guide and led me to a dymnamite Rye IPA and stainless steel cookery. All has been right with the world ever since and I feel so complete.
 

Walt Fischer (24.221.196.114)
Posted on Saturday, October 04, 2003 - 02:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Damn.....
i had that same dream!!

Walt
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