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Old 11-16-2012, 02:46 AM   #41
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Well, I'm not saying that a visual inspection will tell you with certainty whether there's a latent infection.

What I'm getting at is that if you've taken care of your tubing and have either washed it promptly and thoroughly after use, or have soaked it thoroughly in a good cleaner, it's probably fine to reuse. Making the (hopefully both reasonable and obvious) assumption that one is going to sanitize the tube again immediately before use, I think this is reasonable.

If there's a reason to think this isn't the case because of a scratch or some trub that's caked on and won't come off, then a surface sanitization before use isn't sufficient. It may not penetrate a scratch, or the trub may dissolve during racking and expose an unsanitized surface.

So if there's a reason to suspect that is the case, then replace the tube. If not, it's not much riskier than using fresh tube I wouldn't fault anyone for replacing tube more often than that, but I don't think it's necessary.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:30 AM   #42
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Home Depot, Menards, Lowe's, and probably any other home improvement/hardware store.
Really? They have the hi-temp stuff? I'm not real close to any of those stores but I'll check next time I'm there.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:58 AM   #43
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So is oxy clean good to use on pretty much all brewing equipment? Never tried it

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:45 AM   #44
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It's an amazing cleaner...just mix with hot water for best results. Make sure to rinse a couple times after use...best with glass and plastic


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