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Topic: coffee pot cleaner (7 msgs / 272 lines)
1) From: Rich
Several days ago someone was kind enough to point out that the main ingredient in commercial coffee 
pot cleaner was sodium carbonate.  And the good news was that this was the only ingrediant in 
swimming pool Ph increaser.
Now that I have a 4.5 lb tub of the stuff what is the normal mixing ratio for cleaning a coffee pot?

2) From: Aaron Scholten
Brew Rite, the maker of one brand recommends 1 tablespoon for 4 cups of 
water.  It's not super critical since you are rinsing the stuff off or 
out  anyways.  The main thing you want to be careful of is, you dont 
want undissolved sediment in your pot if you are running it through an 
espresso machine.
Aaron
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3) From: Rich
Thanks Aaron, that is what I needed to know.  This will go into a 64 oz Bunn machine so I would think 
that a gallon of hot water and 16 tablespoons of powder will get the job done.  The machine runs on 
soft water but there is still a mineral buildup, just takes longer.
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4) From: Justin Marquez
Rich - 64 ounces = 8 cups or 2 quarts. One TBSP per 4 cups (per quart) means
you need TWO tablespoons for the 64 ounces.
After the cleaner solution is run through, runs 3 fillings of plain water
through it to clean out the cleaner.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
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5) From: Rich
Yep, I read the original backwards, dislexia..  But I was also going to mix up a gallon batch so I would 
need 4 table spoons for the batch.  I was going to use my original USN table spoon which as the ex 
sailors know is rather large.  That works out to something like a 1/4 cup of cleaner to the gallon of 
water.
Thanks for the catch.
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From: Justin Marquez
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:04:19 +0100
Rich - 64 ounces = 8 cups or 2 quarts. One TBSP per 4 cups (per quart) means you need TWO 
tablespoons for the 64 ounces.
After the cleaner solution is run through, runs 3 fillings of plain water through it to clean out the 
cleaner.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX) 
On 8/23/07, Rich  wrote: Thanks Aaron, that is what I needed to know.  This 
will go into a 64 oz Bunn machine so I would think
that a gallon of hot water and 16 tablespoons of powder will get the job done.  The machine runs on 
soft water but there is still a mineral buildup, just takes longer.
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6) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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But if you ask a sailor they will tell you that cleaning a coffee pot is
grounds for mast!

7) From: Rich
I also remember sending the striker down to the mess deck to get a couple of gallons of coffee from 
the "strong" urn.  Makes the best wax stripper / rubber mat cleaner known to man.
The cleaning of the shop coffee pot was usually performed with the standard navy issue GI cleanser.  
The military equivalent of BABO Cleanser, provided by the low bidder.  It leaves a horrid cleanser / 
raw aluminum taste in the coffee for days.  remember the NAVY motto "run she might, shine she 
must".
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From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 08:51:09 -0400
Message But if you ask a sailor they will tell you that cleaning a coffee pot is grounds for mast!


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