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Old 06-29-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of an efficient way to clean the flexible siphon tubing ? I had mine soaking overnight in oxyclean, and it still has a cloudy haze to it.
I've found brushes thin enough to fit inside the tubing, but not nearly long enough.



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Old 06-29-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
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Yeah, that cloudy haze is what happens over time, especially when it sits in star san, etc. Don't worry about the haze, it's just the vinyl. A soak in PBW might clear it up, but I dunno. It's just cosmetic, so if you can live with it, it'll be fine and won't affect your brew.



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yeah mine is forever yellow from many uses and sanitation with iodophor. But still works with no problems

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I try to rotate out my tubing once in a while, usually when I notice them getting hard and not flexible. Other than that they are stained by iodophor quickly, after that I don't even see the oxyclean haze.

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Thanks for all of the input. I have another 5' piece en route, but I didn't want to wait until Tuesday to rack the one batch to the secondary and bottle the other.

I soaked the tubing I have in One Step for an hour or so, and rinsed it well, and that seemed to help a LOT. Maybe the OxyClean didn't get quite far enough into the tubing while it was soaking last time.

I think that I will rotate the old tubing to blow-off tube duty, and use the new one for racking.

Thanks again for all of the help.

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