Citric Acid

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Citric Acid

Postby Zollinger » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:53 pm

I thought that I would just post this for you guys. Instead of soaking stove and lantern parts in Kool-Aid or Coke, I found Citric Acid works better and is cheaper. I found mine on line at a canning place when I ordered Clear-Jel. Recently I found it locally at Fleas & Flies (Fleet Farm) in the canning aisle. Recently discovered that yeast will rise real well with just a pinch added while baking! 8)
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Re: Citric Acid

Postby campmaster-k » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:57 pm

Good info. Thanks.


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Re: Citric Acid

Postby doug hodder » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:12 pm

It also makes sourdough bread more tangy!
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Re: Citric Acid

Postby asianflava » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:23 pm

I was just (like this morning) reading about using it to clean the hard water stains inside my stainless dishwasher.
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Re: Citric Acid

Postby Shadow Catcher » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:34 pm

You can buy a gallon of muriatic acid at a pool supply, other wise known as hydrochloric acid I used to etch steel in 185 degree acid. Water it way down and be care full. One gallon diluted should last a life time.
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Re: Citric Acid

Postby GuitarPhotog » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:50 pm

If you are looking for a safe, cheap acid for household cleaning, including cleaning mineral deposits off stainless, use distilled white vinegar. True, hydrochloric acid (muriatic acid) is more concentrated but it's also easier to hurt yourself with.

Distilled white vinegar is for all intents and purposes sterile and is food safe. It doesn't require rinsing even if you are using it straight.

I have used it to clean the stainless steel in my brewery for years. Safe and cheap.

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