Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Sanitizing a CFC

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-07-2006, 11:41 PM   #1
pokey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tunkhannock, PA
Posts: 38
Default Sanitizing a CFC

Just finished building my CFC per Cheyco's design (very, very easy!), and was wondering: how do all you CFC users sanitize, drain, keep clean, etc. your CFC? I have read about storing them with sanitizer solution in them, is this good practice?

__________________
pokey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
KA6GZJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Waterford, Ca.
Posts: 31
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pokey
Just finished building my CFC per Cheyco's design (very, very easy!), and was wondering: how do all you CFC users sanitize, drain, keep clean, etc. your CFC? I have read about storing them with sanitizer solution in them, is this good practice?
I rinse mine out with water then fill with ioudphor (sp?) and store. When I'm ready to use it again I rinse with hot water (left over sparge water) let it drain and it's good to go.

One word of caution, I have not seen Cheyco's design but the hose on the outside has to be able to handle the high temp or you'll melt a hole in it.

hope this helps, Jim
__________________
KA6GZJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2006, 10:35 PM   #3
Monster Mash
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Castaic, CA
Posts: 1,322
Liked 85 Times on 66 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I boil water and PBW then circulate it through before and after every use. I then circulate Star San through it before I use it.

Don't store Star San in a CFC, I just blow it out with Co2.

__________________
My 1BBL Brewery Pics
Monster Mash is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2006, 12:29 AM   #4
PT Ray
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,372
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

I connect mine to the faucet and run hot water through it for a few minutes, drain, fill with quat sanitizer and cap for next time. At the start of a brew session I will drain the old solution, replace with fresh, drain before connecting to the kettle. I will run a pint of hot wort through w/o counter flow water to purge any sanitizer and to use the thermal properties from the heat to hopefully kill anything that may have been missed. This is discarded and then chill as normal.

__________________
PT Ray is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sanitizing MLT? WhirlingBastard All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 09-07-2009 04:29 PM
Sanitizing Oak? Poobah58 Mead Forum 6 04-11-2009 04:19 PM
Sanitizing bmac4007 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 12-26-2008 10:13 PM
Too Much Sanitizing? cowawookie Equipment/Sanitation 9 12-13-2007 05:24 AM
sanitizing ? KingC Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 05-23-2007 11:40 PM