I recently posted about my hide glue test, but I figured I should share how I cleaned my glue pot. After finding out I had been mixing some glue that had gone bad, I wanted to make sure my next batch would not be tainted in the least. So, I went to the kitchen and grabbed a large pot and went out to the grill.
I filled the pot with enough water to submerge the sleeve of my glue pot. I figured it would have not gone over well to do this project on the stove in the house, so I went to the great outdoors. I fired up the side burner and after about 20 – 30 minutes I pulled the pot out and used my glue brush to wipe the leftover glue out and cleaned my brush in the hot water too. It never had to come to a boil to clean the glue.
Here is my clean glue pot after being submerged in a large pot of water on the burner of my grill. That wasn’t so bad, except that my wife told me I had used her sister’s favorite pot. I hope she doesn’t read this post anytime soon. At least not until she has cooked in it. Yes, I did clean it with soap. So, maybe ask about the pot you use.