Tiny Cracks in Racking Cane - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Tiny Cracks in Racking Cane

Thread Tools
Old 02-08-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
Jan 2009
Golden, CO (Coor's Front Yard)
Posts: 231
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

I was looking at my racking cane (used once) and it has a bunch of little cracks in the hard plastic. Should I get a new one, and how do I keep it from happening again?
Bass Clef Brewery

Drank: Amber Ale
Drank: Nessy's 80 Shilling Ale
Bottled: Yellow Paddle Pale ale
Bottled: Ed Wort's Apfelwein
Primary: William Henry Harrison Cider
Planning: Cheese's Vanilla Caramel Cream Ale

Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
Eskimo Spy
Eskimo Spy's Avatar
Jul 2008
Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 373
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

I've had that happen when I cleaned it using water that was too hot. It can also happen if you run it through the dishwasher, which is not advisable.

Anyway, when this happened to me, I replaced it. It's not worth taking a chance with an infection, IMO.
The Stars Fans - Dallas Stars Message Board


Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 10:00 PM   #3
Nov 2008
Kansas City
Posts: 3,654
Liked 43 Times on 41 Posts

Stainless racking canes cost about twice what plastic ones do which ends up being much cheaper in the long run.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 12:49 AM   #4
dontman's Avatar
Oct 2008
Philly, PA
Posts: 2,402
Liked 27 Times on 22 Posts

I am a fan of replacing plastic occasionally anyway. When you amortize the cost over the life of the item what is pennies per beer to keep your equipment safe and fresh.

This is why I have never upgraded to stainless racking cane, even though it is not a bad idea. Another reason is that you can't see if a chunk of some whatnot is adhering to the inside of the tube.
On Tap: 1. Kelly R. IPA, 2. Roter Hund Hefeweizen, 3. Bud Killer Blonde, 4. Red Dog Pale, 5. Roter Hund Oktoberfest, 6. Pumpkin Ale, 7. McRed's Stout (with new nitro system and stout tap,) Cream Soda, 8. ESB # 3, & 9. Ordinary Bitter.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Racking without a racking cane or autosiphon conpewter General Techniques 1 01-09-2009 07:38 PM
Racking Cane Jack-A-Roe Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 07-22-2008 12:58 AM
racking cane brmdavis Equipment/Sanitation 7 12-16-2006 07:01 AM
s.s. racking cane uglygoat Equipment/Sanitation 7 12-09-2005 05:24 PM
Racking Cane captaineriv Equipment/Sanitation 2 10-23-2005 03:05 PM

Forum Jump