Originally Posted by fishnfever
My system came with a sanitary air filter and after the filter it has black polyethylene hose and at the end is the ss stone. I don't want to handle the stone and cant get the black hose off the filter or stone.
BTW it uses those small oxygen tanks you get from any hardware store.
So, can I boil the my oxygenation stone while it is attached to the black polyethylene hose? I was also just thinking to toss it into starsan for 30 minutes or so. I always have a bucket made up during my brew day.
Any help, input is very appreciated
I got this same set-up for Christmas and have the exact same question. The black polyethylene hose seems impossible to pull off the stone unless I get out the vise grips or pliers, but I don't want to damage the stone. I used it last night and just soaked the stone and black tubing in Star San, but would feel better boiling the stone as directed. What's the purpose of the polyethylene tubing in the first place?
Can the polyethylene tubing be boiled with the stone or should I just get rid of it and attach more clear 3/16" tubing like what's on before the filter?
Would love to get a few more responses than last time.