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Old 08-29-2011, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default Best method to clean/sanitize tubing and siphons

Thread pretty much says it all. Just looking for the best method and product to clean and sanitize my tubing, racking equipment and siphon.
Right now, all I have to work with is bleach, Star-San and the no-rinse cleanser that came with my kit.

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Old 08-29-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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Soak or spray starsan solution through the racking cane/tubing. With my autosiphon I normally make a small amount of starsan solution in the sink and pump it through the autosiphon & tubing then spray starsan soln all over the outside of the autosiphon and tubing.



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Old 08-29-2011, 11:28 PM   #3
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Soak or spray starsan solution through the racking cane/tubing. With my autosiphon I normally make a small amount of starsan solution in the sink and pump it through the autosiphon & tubing then spray starsan soln all over the outside of the autosiphon and tubing.
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I like to fill a bucket with starsan, and soak all the stuff in there. Then I attach the hose to the siphon, leaving the other end in the bucket, and pump the siphon to get all the interior surfaces of the siphon.
A spray bottle works for the parts which don't fit in the bucket.

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Old 08-29-2011, 11:50 PM   #5
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I am partial to One Step. I know it's technically a cleaner and not a sanitizer, but as far as I can tell it works equally well, and saves having to rinse.

Methods-wise, I agree that filling up a bucket with cleaning solution is a good way to go. You can let your loose items soak in there and use it to clean out the inside of the auto-siphon.

(Also, am I in before "just pee on it?" I hope so...)

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(Also, am I in before "just pee on it?" I hope so...)
I think it'd be fun to film a brewday where everything gets "sanitized" heavily with urine and then sacrifice a urinal cake to the beer gods if the batch turned out halfway decent.
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bleach.

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I've been using b-brite and star san. I may switch to oxyclean once I'm out of b-brite though. It's supposed to to be similar and a lot cheaper!

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I use Star San to sanitize. For anything that is too long to fully submerge in a bucket, I use a wallpaper tray. Works well for the auto-siphon, ranking cane, etc.

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I really only have to rack from fermenter to keg, so I fill my bucket with hot water and oxyclean free and let the bucket, tubing and other misc parts soak a couple hours. Rinse and dry.
I think the key to tubing is to clean immediately so gunk doesn't have time to dry in the tubing where you can't reach and dislodge.



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