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Old 10-05-2012, 01:44 PM   #751
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I guess I'll do a PBW soack, a bleach soak, and rinse thoroughly. I hope this won't become the routine for cleaning this thing.
Just stumbled across this thread, and I don't have a conical, but if it is stainless do not use bleach! Not a good idea. It pits and corrodes it.


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Old 10-05-2012, 01:58 PM   #752
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I'll second the no bleach comment. It would sanitize it once, but you run the risk of damaging the conical and creating a lot of pits for bacteria to hide.

I'd try a round of boiling water or a star san soak.

I also use a (new) garden pump sprayer to spray star san all around my brewhemoth.



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Old 10-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #753
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Riiiiiight...forgot about the bleach issue. Thanks for that!

I guess my next brew day cleaning will consist of a PBW soak, rinse with boiling water, and soak with sanitizer.

Is anyone else having sanitization issues with the Brewhemoth?

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:36 PM   #754
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I often clean mine, then pump 4 or 5 gallons of boiling water into it and seal it up. I have never had an infection in the two years I have been using my brewhemoth.

I once thought about using the tri clover to NPS element adapter that Brewers hardware sells, and using it to boil water right in the brewhemoth, but pumping in boiling hot water has worked fine for me.
http://www.brewershardware.com/2-Tri-Clover-X-1-NPS-Element-Adapter.html

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:07 PM   #755
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Just stumbled across this thread, and I don't have a conical, but if it is stainless do not use bleach! Not a good idea. It pits and corrodes it.
Opps, I forgot that. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:54 PM   #756
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Bleach can and will cause chloride cracking in SS. Definately a no-no.

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #757
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Yeah, as many have said already...

Please do not attempt to sanitize your Brewhemoth (or anything Stainless Steel) with bleach...it will ruin it.

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #758
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Use your CIP pump with Sani-Clean...again in case everyone missed it.

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I'm sure this has already been addressed, but since the thread has gotten so big:

Where are you guys racking into? I was originally just going to pump up into the racking port, but then got to wondering if going through the 1" TC in the top might be better to get some additional splashing/aeration action going on.

Thoughts?

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I often clean mine, then pump 4 or 5 gallons of boiling water into it and seal it up. I have never had an infection in the two years I have been using my brewhemoth.



http://www.brewershardware.com/2-Tri-Clover-X-1-NPS-Element-Adapter.html
You say seal, but you wouldn't want to completely seal a tank with boiling or even very hot water in it. When it cools it would create a vacuum and tanks like these can't handle a vacuum. I've seen the result of imploding tanks at commercial breweries and it isn't pretty.

Here's a video, hopefully the link works


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