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Old 11-04-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
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Hi there !

My Beer is in the Primary since 16 days ago and I'm going to rack it to the bottling Bucket .

I'm going to use Vinyl Tube to rack but today I mentioned tiny scratches on Cuttings of the Tube and they made me worried .

The vinyl Tube is the only Option that I have for racking .

Can I trust sanitizing ?!

Or is there any way to get rid of those Scratches ?!


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Old 11-04-2010, 03:59 PM   #2
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When you say the cuttings, are you talking about where the tubing was cut from the roll? If so, I don't see why that would matter. The tubing will go around the outside of the racking cane so it won't even touch the beer. Just clean and sanitize as normal. Maybe I'm missing something here? I wouldn't fret it, hector...

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Old 11-04-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
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Millions of tubers can't be wrong. Quit sweating the really really really really really really really really really small stuff.

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If you are really concerned then just do a new CLEAN cut on the ends. Loose 1/2inch length and gain peace of mind.

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I've lost two Batches of Beer before racking , although I had sanitized everything very carefully .
Therefore , I'm afraid of such things because this time the Beer looks Normal and without infection in the Primary .

It has no use to make a clean Cut because these tiny Scratches are made by cutting .

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Old 11-04-2010, 04:56 PM   #6
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It has no use to make a clean Cut because these tiny Scratches are made by cutting .
Yes, but the NEW scratches will not have time to harbor and grow any bad guys.
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Sorry you have had so much trouble!


.....what sort of infection?

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If you are really concerned then just do a new CLEAN cut on the ends. Loose 1/2inch length and gain peace of mind.
Yeah, if you want to be super careful, sanitize a razor blade and make some new cuts, then sanitize the tube. It'll be fine.
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Yeah, if you want to be super careful, sanitize a razor blade and make some new cuts, then sanitize the tube. It'll be fine.
O.K. that sounds good !

BUT should I do the same thing each time I want to rack ?!

Then the tube will get shorter and shorter...

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this really shouldn't be a problem. if you want, cut it once, then as long as you treat everything right it will be fine.

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