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Old 08-29-2008, 09:18 PM   #1
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Another silly questions as I try not to think about my wedding on Sunday...

I use a 5 gallon round "Victory" cooler as my mashtun with a small length of copper attached to a SS braid and I drain the wort using a vinyl tube. I haven't replaced any of these parts since I've starting using it, and I know this is a dumb question, but how clean is your mashtun? While cleaning, I just tear down the mashtun, dump the grain, rinse it, dry and store it in the basement.

Does anyone actually use detergent/cleansers and then sanitize their mashtun after use? This is of course assuming you don't let your mash sour overnight...

My wandering mind is curious.

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Old 08-29-2008, 09:19 PM   #2
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Hot Water and a short time frame are all I use to clean mine.

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Old 08-29-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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I used to just dump & rinse. If I forgot about leaving the spent grains inside, I would soak in Oxyclean. Otherwise, not much cleaning going on...

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Old 08-29-2008, 09:22 PM   #4
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Usually I just use a brush and water to clean my tun. But occasionally, maybe every 5th or 6th use, I will let PBW soak them and make a session out of deep cleaning equipment and kegs.

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Old 08-29-2008, 09:23 PM   #5
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I fill mine with oxy-clean and then drain it through my CFC. The way I see it, I gotta put oxyclean in something to get it through my CFC, this cleans my tun and allows me to just use gravity.

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If its been awhile since I last brewed I rinse out the MLT to get rid of any dust that settled. after im done brewing I rinse the spent grains out and lightly wipe it with a soapy sponge then rinse the soap out. never had to soak in oxy or pbw. but my MLT is a 12.5gallon SS stock pot.

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Old 08-29-2008, 09:37 PM   #7
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Mine is mingin.

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i use the hot water from my IC output to clean mine as well as all my other mash equipment. might as well put that hot water to good use doing something

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Old 08-30-2008, 12:29 AM   #10
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I take the fitting off the end of my stainless braid every time and clean it. Gunk manages to get inside the braid and I really don't want that molding and getting into my next beer.

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