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Old 08-08-2011, 08:03 AM   #21
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I never clean my tubes, so they are clearly marked "Beer" and "Colonic irrigation"

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Old 08-08-2011, 08:43 AM   #22
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I did this once accidentally and when pulled it out, had kind of a white, slick film on it.
Oxyclean will do that.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:48 PM   #23
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After I am done bottling I rinse the tubing out, let soak overnight in a 5g bucket of Oxyclean when I soak the fermenter/bottling bucket, and just hang. Then when ready to use I soak in sanitizer and run sanitizer through the tubing. So far haven't had issues but relatively new to 5g batches so have only done 4 batches thus far.

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:06 PM   #24
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I prefer to hang all my hoses.
I had the guys at work make different hangers for different hoses.






Depending on the concentration and time left in the solution my SaniClean sanitizer does the same thing on vinyl tubing only.

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Old 09-12-2012, 11:21 PM   #25
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Default At last - a legitimate excuse to drink that cheap vodka...

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I put one end of the hose in vodka the other end in my mouth....drink and clean
I keep a large bottle of the cheapest vodka in the brewery for the occasional airlock fill or the odd germ killing mission. Your technique would give me a valid reason to drink some of it.

Which leads me to the next point...I think I'll have to start keeping Kettle One or Stoli in the brewery. Maybe keep it in a freezer...yeah...
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:47 AM   #26
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I leave my tubing in a five gallon bucket full of sanitizer and just pull it out when I need to use it.
don't do this with silicon tubing, it will destroy it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #27
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I go to my driveway, hold the tubing at one end, and swing it in a 360. The centrifugal force makes most of droplets fly out and whatever drops are left are small enough to air dry. I started doing this after I found black mold growing in some tubing.
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I never found black mold, but I am a swinger. Um.. er.. I swing my hose. No that didn't come out right either. You know what I mean.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:28 PM   #28
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Old thread, but adding an idea to it for future search function users.

I have a small plastic funnel, that I can hold the end either in, or on my tubing, and then with my other hand I use my wifes hair dryer and blast hot air into it, a few minutes = dry hose and hot hands

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Old 03-22-2013, 02:40 AM   #29
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I just rinse with hot water and hang them draped over a hook in my brew storage room to drip dry. I can't believe how complicated some people make it, lol.

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Old 03-22-2013, 02:45 AM   #30
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I use only 5/16" ID vinyl. Buy it by the roll. Use it once and toss it.

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