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verysupple

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I read that article and followed the instructions and it worked quite well. I've done it on three pots - two stainless and one aluminium. The only thing I can add is that it did take quite a few passes with the cotton bud to etch it deep enough. Oh, and I used a stencil instead of tape which I think would make it a lot easier to make nice clean lines and numbers.

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I've done that on my kettle and worked really well. As above, use a stencil. Plenty easy.
 

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I plan on doing this to my brew pot, bought some stencils from Amazon when they were on sale a while back.
 
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There's a whole thread on here about that with a couple different methods, stencil sources, etc. On my phone so I can't find it at the moment.
 

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Mardoo said:
There's a whole thread on here about that with a couple different methods, stencil sources, etc. On my phone so I can't find it at the moment.
Is this the one?
 

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Thanks alot for the link to the other thread. Greatly appreciated.
 

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Intended on doing this to my electric Big W stockpot for most of this year, finally managed to squeeze it in over Xmas:



Fairly happy with the results, though I rushed it a little bit and one of my stickers shifted without me noticing.

It'll do the job anyway!
 

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After getting everything I needed to do this finally gave it a crack. Isn't a perfect result but I'm happy enough with it.

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Hi all so I gave this a try on my kettle lid yesterday. Not sure if I did something wrong but didn't do anything. First patch I tried left a little colour change. Next patch I tried nothing at all. Is my solution not strong enough or any ideas. I used a 9 volt battery and Coles brand vinegar. Cheers
 

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I tried with a 9v battery which did work but wasn't great. I also used no name brand white vinegar and salt for the solution. I ended up using a 12v power converter for my etching which worked a hell of a lot better.
The photo is the of the adapter I used which was heaps better.

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crd0902 said:
Hi all so I gave this a try on my kettle lid yesterday. Not sure if I did something wrong but didn't do anything. First patch I tried left a little colour change. Next patch I tried nothing at all. Is my solution not strong enough or any ideas. I used a 9 volt battery and Coles brand vinegar. Cheers
Are you sure you had the polarity of the battery correct? Did you have any salt mixed with your vinegar?
 

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Positive to kettle yep and yep had plenty salt mixed in. Gonna have to try a power supply I reckon. Maybe better vinegar as was only cheap stuff
 

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Had a crack at this tonight, didn't have number stencils but I know what lines are what. Big W pot lookin' good with weldless spigot and inner mash basket for the little recirculating recipe testing rig.

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You learn something everyday! Cheers for the link, would never have thought of that! I'm tired of measuring out water in a Jug for my urn!

Jay
 

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This well worth the effort, screwed up so had to block out 20 -25 litres then got all excited with the marks over 25 and blocked that out too.
Saves stencilling numbers in later.

No more measuring into the HLT
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Mr B said:
Any etchers - Does it scrub off with a scourer or steel wool?
Hi Mr B, it erodes the finished surface of the stainless. You are going too hard on the cleaning if that happens mate......did mine 8-12 months ago and as good as the day I did it. It has made a huge difference to my brewing, no sticks in the hot liquor, which are never accurate.

For what it's worth. I suggest anybody who is thinking of doing this uses a battery charger if you have access to one. Makes it fast and easy.

Cheers, Anthony
 

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