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Cleaning Tips for Beerdroid

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Get one of this cooking spatulas with a soft head, this one comes apart but you can cut the head off if it is one piece. By just using the head it is easier to get in and scrape around the sides and push the sediment (trub) at the bottom through the tap and drain holes.

 

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To help flush out, this spray unit (5 litre) I got from Mitre 10 for under $10 however I’m sure Bunnings would have something similar. It has a spray nozzle on the end but you can also remove the shaft and water then pumps out just past the triggers. Great for “washing” the droid out and cleaning up the tap and drain holes.

Note:-  should still be using a soft cloth to finish off and use a torch (it’s dark in there) to ensure all Krausen, trub etc is removed. Once clean, sanitise and don’t forget to do the tap and drain plug.

Hopes this helps.

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Here is something worth noting. When putting the E and/or X ingredients into the droid if some should settle/spill into the top area where the lid attaches, make sure you clean it off with a cloth or paper towel that has been sanitised.

I didn’t on my last brew and it took all my power and several attempts to turn the lid for removal. The ingredients are sticky when moist and become like glue.

Happened to anyone else?

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3 hours ago, Barrelboy said:

Buy her a unit? May work. 

 

She would use both because she forgot where she put the other one. Is what it is, one of the smartest people I know, yet everyday stuff...nope

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My London’s Own Ale has overflowed down the side of the droid and didn’t notice until it has dried like honeycomb! 
Any good tips for removing/cleaning would be appreciated.

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10 hours ago, Barrelboy said:

My London’s Own Ale has overflowed down the side of the droid and didn’t notice until it has dried like honeycomb! 
Any good tips for removing/cleaning would be appreciated.

No suggestions?? 🤔

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2 minutes ago, Barrelboy said:

No suggestions?? 🤔

 

Oops, sorry never read this one. To start with, I'd do a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water and give it a good spray down, leave for a few mins and wipe. If you cn let the water be at least warm, then the better 

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Just now, Rob Courtney said:

 

Oops, sorry never read this one. To start with, I'd do a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water and give it a good spray down, leave for a few mins and wipe. If you cn let the water be at least warm, then the better 

Thanks, will give it a go.

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1 minute ago, Barrelboy said:

Thanks, will give it a go.

If it doesn't work too well, go full vinegar, it will strip calcification of metal, it should get the honeycomb 

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12 hours ago, Rob Courtney said:

If it doesn't work too well, go full vinegar, it will strip calcification of metal, it should get the honeycomb 

Brilliant, 50/50 the go. I sprayed the area with the solution (making sure not to spray into the droid via the outlet), then put a paper towel on it, sprayed that (so it stuck) and left for an hour. Sprayed towel again and peeled off. Then just wiped off the remaining goo with a sanitised cloth - easy as. Thanks Rob.

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Yeah, it is good. Even if you got it in the droid, just a couple of good douses with water and it'd have been fine. Vinegar is one of the better natural cleaners there is...and good on chips too :). Whenever I see that product CLR and it talks itself up in the advert I just think " yep, Vinegar does that for a 1/10th of the price...and I'm pretty sure CLR doesn't go well on chips

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