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Old 08-09-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning Tubes and Hoses

I am not having much luck cleaning my tubes and hoses after brewing. In particular I am struggling to get my blow-off tubes cleaned out and sanitized.

Can anyone offer any suggestions?

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Old 08-09-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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Completely submerge them in hot PBW solution. I've also heard of people wrapping a dip tube brush in a soft cloth and brushing them out.

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Old 08-09-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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Completely submerge them in hot PBW solution. I've also heard of people wrapping a dip tube brush in a soft cloth and brushing them out.
This. I put my pump hoses in a bucket wih warm PBW solution, then I attach them back to the pump and pum rinse water through them.
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I soak all of my tubing in a bucket of OxiClean Free for a few hours making sure to remove the air in the tubing. Then I rinse with freshwater. When the tubing is needed for wort\beer I place in my bucket of Star San for a few moments.

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Old 08-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #5
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I soak all of my tubing in a bucket of OxiClean Free for a few hours making sure to remove the air in the tubing. Then I rinse with freshwater. When the tubing is needed for wort\beer I place in my bucket of Star San for a few moments.
I usually do this, but then use the high-pressure part of a hose attachment and just spray them out to get any big stuck parts out. Then rinse with water that I didn't get from my hose. If there's still something in there, I'll repeat the process till its gone. If its really long, thin hoses, I usually just run some hot water through my kettle through 'em.
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I bought a cheap gun cleaning kit from Wal-Mart. the extensions are nice for pushing a rag through blow off tubes and the small brush attachments are great for cleaning smaller tubes.

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Old 08-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #7
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I bought something like this:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Whirlpool...2614/202204712

When used with some OxiClean after, keeps my blowoff tubes nice and clean.

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