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Title: PBW & aliminum brew kettle
Post by: The Drizzle on April 17, 2012, 12:43:52 AM
i soaked my aluminum brew kettle in PBW overnight and it turned my kettle black inside. is it still okay to use or should i scrub it out or just go for a stainless steel kettle?
Title: Re: PBW & aliminum brew kettle
Post by: ArtCox on April 17, 2012, 05:49:19 AM
They advise that aluminum brew kettles shouldn't be scrubbed, but in this case I would. The proper way to season one is to boil water in them and just wipe them out with a soft rag but leave the dull finish behind. To get the BLACK off I would use hot water and a green scrub pad "NO SOAP" of any kind and a lot of elbow grease. Then fill it with water bring it to a rolling boil for about 25 - 30 min and after it cools just dump the water and let it air dry.