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Old 03-22-2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning and Sanitizing Hose

I often find it a chore if not impossible to clean the hose I use for racking my beer. I have a beer line cleaner (the brush on a wire) which works ok but it's quite cumbersome and doesn't do a great job. I've been soaking them in sanitizer but that sometimes leaves a milky residue on the hose? (i imagine from eating away at the hose it self. which is even more of a chore to get cleaned. So how do the pros go about cleaning their hoses? run boiling water thru them? dishwasher? all help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-22-2011, 05:13 PM   #2
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Oxyclean followed by StarSan. Or with my Silicone hoses I can go the extra step of boiling or baking in the oven. But hose for racking beer is really pretty cheap and I replace frequently.

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Old 03-22-2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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I've been replacing them pretty often, but thought that there was a more economical way? i guess maybe switch to silicone for racking so i can boil/bake them?

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I find it to be a pain as well, in fact with my new setup I hope to eliminate siphoning all together. Although I guess I'd still need a hos from the better bottle tap to bottom of keg.

I use a quick starsan soak and then a rinse. Occasionally I'll use the wire brush if needed.

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Old 03-24-2011, 12:27 PM   #5
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I think the long soak is your problem. Also, cleaning the tubing right after using it, and then letting it dry should help. Oxyclean or Beer line cleaner (a chemical, not a brush) followed by starsan and hang to dry should be all you need.

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