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Question About Cleaning Copper


Pierre Vanden Borre — Gatineau, Québec asks,

I am relatively new to homebrewing and recently bought a copper immersion chiller. It works great for wort cooling, but looks really brown after it dries. Is this something I need to clean off before using the next time I brew?

Many brewers and cooks love copperware for its heat transfer properties and attractive appearance. One of the downsides, however, to copper is that pretty, honey-like color turns brown over time and requires
Response by Ashton Lewis.