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Old 02-02-2007, 10:31 PM   #1
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I know this subject has been discussed many times before, but I have a very specific question.

My siphoning tubes retain odor. I clean and rinse them out immediately after use. I let the tube I currently have sit in boiling hot water, hoping that some of the smell would come out: it didn't. How can I clean my siphoning tubes to remove the smell? Should I let them sit in iodophor or something like that for a few days? I personally don't mind the smell, I'm just concerned that it will affect the next beer I do (i.e. a Pilsner following a Porter).

Also, how long does everyone use their siphoning tubes before "retiring" them?

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Old 02-02-2007, 10:37 PM   #2
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try soaking them in Oxyclean and or Star San. If that doesnt work just retire them. They arent expensive to replace so better safe the sorry.

I just replaced my whole set of tubes and haveonly been brewing for just over a year (16 months) and about 20some brews

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Old 02-02-2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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Given the thread title I'm really disappointed that there isn't anything in here about aluminum, bleach or distilling.

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Lmao......

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Given the thread title I'm really disappointed that there isn't anything in here about aluminum, bleach or distilling.

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Would it help if I said that my siphoning tubes are made of aluminum...?
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Would it help if I said that my siphoning tubes are made of aluminum...?
Ha ha ha ha thats funny
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Would it help if I said that my siphoning tubes are made of aluminum...?
soaked in bleach before used for distilling?









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