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Old 11-03-2011, 03:44 AM   #1
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So should i replace all my tubing after every few brews or is there a way to clean these things?

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Old 11-03-2011, 03:49 AM   #2
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I started brewing at the end of June. I just run water, Oxyclean through then sanitize with Starsan and have no concerns yet. I'll probably consider replacement next year sometime. I think you should get a lot more life than a "few" brews.

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Old 11-03-2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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I run tap water through them,then soak in PBW for up to 5 days. Then rinse in stream of tap water. Nice & clean. They get the star-san treatment before every use too.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:45 PM   #4
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Rinse right after use, Star-San or Bleach and dry. I have one that is better than 30 years old that I use every time I brew. Don't confuse this with beer line for beer delivery system.

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Old 11-03-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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I replace the tubing every 6 or so batches. Probably overkill, but the last thing I want to do is ruin a batch with tubing that is harboring some sort of bug that will ruin a batch of beer.

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Old 11-03-2011, 04:21 PM   #6
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tubing on my siphon is year old, no problems with proper cleaning after each use.

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:06 PM   #7
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I usually replace mine every few months. Tubing's so cheap that it doesn't hurt to buy a little extra, and keep it around whener you get worried.

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I run hot water and oxyclean through followed by starsan, then hang to dry. Clean promptly don't give the tubing time to get sticky with wort remnants. AHS also sells tubing brushes, 3' or so long brushes ordered by tubing diameter.

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:28 PM   #9
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I bought a rifle cleaning kit. It consists of a plastic tee handle, several aluminum rods that screw together and fabric mops in several different " calibers" select the mop that fits the tubing snugly, dip in starsan and scrub right out.

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:43 PM   #10
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I've used the rifle cleaning rods too for larger diameter hose. For all the 1/4 and 3/8 tubing, I rinse right after use then blow out the tube with compressed air so there are no water spots; star-san before use and all my tubes seems to be nice and bright clean.

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