Your poll is tainted and forces people to choose options that you
would use, and will result in an answer that is biased.
Most of the time, unless the copper is contaminated in some way, it
is best to leave it alone. Bright and shiney copper is more prone to
add more copper to the spirits and turns them blue. The oxide layers
are quite protective of the copper. Once the patina is established it
is quite the path you would want for your vapor path.
Cleaning the outside on the other hand is pure vanity and you should
use whatever works well. Vinegar and salt are definately contaminants
I do not want in my spirits. Both leave a hard to get rid of scent
and residue. Besides this has been hashed over already many times and
it appears you are trying to get the folowers to abide by a
consensus. Did someone piss you off and are you doing this to prove a
Sorry to be so blunt, but your excusive answers are quite problematic
in of themselves.
It is only appropriate to choose the cleaner that fits the problem
just like when doing laundry or washing your dishes or yourself.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Distillers@yahoogroups.com wrote:
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> We all clean once a while but,
> With what do you clean your copper parts of the still.
> A run is a run as we normally do.
> o Citric acid and water
> o vinegar and water
> o run with citric acid
> o run with vinegar
> o neither of both i just scrub it down with a bore cleaner like
> o Uhm ? am i supposed to clean at all??
> o i dont use copper at all its all SS
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