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Old 10-06-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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I can't get part of my brew bucket drain assembly cleaned. The part that swivels in a circle has some dark gunk that I suspect is dried up yeast.

Does this part of the drain come off so I can clean it? I tried soaking it in oxyclean free for 24 hours but that didn't help. I have included a pic so you all can get a feel for what I'm dealing with.

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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Yes it should come apart. You may try pushing it against a table or something to push it out.

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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Soak it in hot water for a few minutes and it will come apart much easier..

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:24 AM   #4
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I have one of these on my primary fermentation bucket. I don't dare use it to transfer to the secondary because I haven't found a way to sanitize it after the nozzle sits in the open during fermenting. Does anyone have a way to sanitize? Or is it not worth worrying about?

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:27 AM   #5
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I have one of these on my primary fermentation bucket. I don't dare use it to transfer to the secondary because I haven't found a way to sanitize it after the nozzle sits in the open during fermenting. Does anyone have a way to sanitize? Or is it not worth worrying about?
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:15 AM   #6
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So its not the red part that is the valve that I can't get out. I'm talking about the clearish part that swivels. You can see a tiny sliver of dark in the picture that I can't get clean. I've tried pushing it, but I hate to break it.

Does that part just not come out?

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What brand is the bucket.Maybe someone that has one can offer some insight.

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:15 AM   #8
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I have the same spigots (in the used brew kit I just bought). There was a similar dark spot that you could see in the threaded part. When you feel the inside, there is no deposit it appears to be a stain.

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