Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:55 PM
Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:46 PM
Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:15 PM
I'm guessing it might not remove an old, thick buildup without some scrubbing and re-applications, but maybe if it was used after every crush it might keep it at bay.
Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:31 PM
Something about using vinegar on winemaking equipment just gives me the willies. I think scrubbing the destemmer shaft and paddles would take forever, so I'm hoping there's a solvent of sorts or maybe just don't worry about it?
Liike Howie, I've used elbow grease. I wondered last year whether a lime/scale remover would work or something like vinegar.
I saw the same build up on the CD rental at our LHBO.
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 05:58 PM
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:26 PM
Posted 30 October 2011 - 07:00 AM
I have a relatively small electric power washer, not a gas engine model.
I actually run the c/d for a while while I'm power washing it, to get the rollers, hopper feed screw, and destemmer paddles clean.
This year I not only took the cover and destemmer screen out for washing, I also flipped the whole c/d upside down.
With the machine upside down, I got into nooks and crannies that I didn't get to in previous years.
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 08:46 AM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:35 AM
Still a pain but that's life.
I looked At th C/D the other day and seen where I missed lol.
It's this white hard film on the inside under the machine oops.
I will try gergoiro idea next year.
Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:51 PM
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