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Old 02-02-2008, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I do my primary in a 5 gal carboy with a clear vinyl blow-off tube. Because there's almost no headroom in the carboy, a lot of gunk gets blown off and winds up dried to the inside of the tube.

The problem is that while I can get the gunk off, it leaves a stain on the tube. How are people cleaning their blow-off tubes? Bleach?

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Old 02-02-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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I soak mine for a long time and have a small brush that I connected to a coat hanger that I can push through the tube. It works about as well as one can expect.

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If it is soaked in a sanitizer... then it is sterile, it may not LOOK perfect, but the stain is just some discoloration.

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If it is soaked in a sanitizer... then it is sterile, it may not LOOK perfect, but the stain is just some discoloration.
No it's not. The "best" it can be is sanitized not sterile.
If it's just stained, don't worry about it. If it's still dirty, clean it. You can't "sanitize" dirty.
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So if you stain something, it can no longer be sterilized? What I meant was, soak it in diluted bleach, it will be sterile.

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Just soak it in some Oxiclean. That stuff just works wonders on all cleaning applications.
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