Cleaning a brand new Boka

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Cleaning a brand new Boka

Postby Arismac » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:08 pm

I will very soon be the proud owner of a brand new Boka from FSD. I think I need to to do a cleaning/purging run before getting "real". Suggestions on loading the boiler, please. IE: Water plus detergent?

I am thinking of packing the Boka with new copper mesh before the cleaning run.
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Re: Cleaning a brand new Boka

Postby bluc » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:12 pm

Heard fores is good to degrease the mesh. Perhps a citric based degreaser then fores then a sacrificial tpw run? Vinegar will prob corrode it but will also clean it not sure if its the done thing with copper mesh..Have read multiple times it very oily..
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Re: Cleaning a brand new Boka

Postby Andrew » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:51 pm

Our new copper mesh isn't as oily as it used to be.
And I think Arismac is asking about the Boka itself as he has plenty of copper mesh he won't be buying any new mesh.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Cleaning a brand new Boka

Postby bluc » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:01 pm

In that case with a stainless still and clean copper a scrub with soapy water thourgh rinse(be padantic rinse very well) then sacrificail run should suffice :dance:
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