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Old 04-05-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Back to back brewing, how well do you clean and sanitze?

I dont get to brewing that often, so when I do I brew 2 10 gallon batches back to back. I have second mash going during first boil. In between brews I really only clean well with water. No cleanser or sanitizer until cold side. Thoughts? Anyone else do the same? Anyone go crazy and break down keggles and clean between?

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The only equipment I sanitize is stuff that touches the wort after boil. I only clean pre-boil equipment with water and oxy. Soap now and again.

I think others do about the same.

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I break down my kettle ( weldless fitting ) twice a year to clean. Other than that, I just clean with oxiclean and hot water. Sanitize only the stuff after the boil.

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I do a rinse....that's it. Back to back I haven't found the need to go further. Post-boil stuff is well-sanitized of course.

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I'm in the same boat. I don't get to brew as often as I like so I usually do back to back brews and time everything so when one vessel is empty it gets filled for the next batch.

For the mash tun I empty it then spray it out. I'm sure I leave some grain under the false bottom but its only a small amount, after the 2nd batch I pull the false bottom and clean it well.

For the boil kettle I rinse and use a brush to loosen any protein and spray it off.

I always rinse my tubing after mashing and the transfer from the BK

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I hate cleaning my equipment, so I almost always do back to back, or a triple brew day. Everything just gets sprayed out between brews.

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Well I'm not the only lazy one. Good...i do breakdown fittings and clean everything after. If I was really organized and motivated I would do Back to back to back..30 gallons..but that would be a long brew day. I feel in between a hard spray with hose is all it takes, thr only challange is my hop screen in the kettle is a bitch to get all the hop pellets out.

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Well I'm not the only lazy one. Good...i do breakdown fittings and clean everything after. If I was really organized and motivated I would do Back to back to back..30 gallons..but that would be a long brew day. I feel in between a hard spray with hose is all it takes, thr only challange is my hop screen in the kettle is a bitch to get all the hop pellets out.
Hmmm I hadn't really thought about the hop screen. I currently use a big hop bag and rinse it out between batches, but I've been planning on switching to something more like a hopstopper. If I switch over that might be an issue.

One thought is to try and rinse it out as good as possible and always make a hoppier brew for your second batch.
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I always brew lighter style first. I can get about 95% of the particles out without breaking it down and fully cleaning it. I made it our of ss screen, like a hop taco...works great.

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