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Old 01-25-2007, 03:21 AM   #1
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Hey I've got a question..

How do you guys clean out your tubing before/after racking?

Biggest problem I've got is after I clean and sanitize them they're still full of condinsation.

How do you dry them out?

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Old 01-25-2007, 03:29 AM   #2
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I have a shelf hanging from the ceiling with hooks on it. I just let them drip dry after saniziting.

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Old 01-25-2007, 03:44 AM   #3
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hmm...

I've got mine hanging off the shower rod right now... It's 20ft long though.

I just bought it from HD bc I found mine was GUNKY and gross...

just didn't feel like cutting it down yet..

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Old 01-25-2007, 04:09 AM   #4
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I rinse it out after I use it then actually "clean" and sanatize it the day I brew and dont worry about it being dry

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I bought the bottle washer that has a tube cleaning attachment on it and it works nice with hot water.

I can't seem to get the build-up out of the middle of my blow-off hose though. My bottle brushes won't reach the center and the krausen is just caked there.

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try soaking it in oyclean then rinse it out well

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I rinse mine immediately after using, then whip them around over my head a few times to sling out the water and then store in a gallon size zip-lock baggie. On brew day, they go in my bucket of Star San and get used while still wet.

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I rinse everything a lot. Both before and after using tubing for beer, I rinse it with clean hot water, then with sanitizer (Star San).

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I do what Yuri does- rinse early and often to avoid build-up. I also hang dry but don't really worry if it doesn't get completely dry as I'm going to rinse and sanitize before next use anyway.

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I rinse mine immediately after using, then whip them around over my head a few times to sling out the water and then store in a gallon size zip-lock baggie. On brew day, they go in my bucket of Star San and get used while still wet.
My technique with the exception of the zip-lock bag. I've got all my tubing stored together in a drawer in my garage.
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