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Old 07-31-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hey guys I've only done one brew in my life and that was a few weeks ago, so heres one fairly stupid question, how do you guys clean your mash tun? All I did after my brew day was pour the grain out and spray clean with water to get all the grains out, scrub the sides, etc. thats the easy part, but as far as my little screen tube and the valve assembly this seems like it would be harder to clean, all i did was filled the 5 gallon tun up a few times each time opening the valve and letting all the water drain through the valve. Is this adaquete enough for cleaning?

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Old 07-31-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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Since mash & sparge temps are below the sanitization threshold, I fill my MLT with StarSan as well.

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Old 07-31-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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I don't sanitize my mash tun bc it's preboil......theres no need to


Yup, I basiclly just dump the grains and hose it out....

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Old 07-31-2008, 06:36 PM   #4
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Me too.

The cows jam on the grain, and the dogs seem to like the rinse water, but I don't sanitize at all.

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awesome, thanks for the fast responses everyone

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Old 07-31-2008, 06:39 PM   #6
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As Alamo said, no need to sanitize as it's pre-boil. Save your sanitizer for where it's needed. I just rinse out my tun, run some water through bulkhead, let air dry and put away.

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Get it clean enough that nothing will grown in it before you use it again and don't think twice about it.

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I don't sanitize my mash tun bc it's preboil......theres no need to
Well, duh- why didn't I think of that?
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I run some rinse water back through the drain to backflush the hose braid

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I rinse it out. It's pre-boil so it's not crucial to cleaning.

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