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Old 06-08-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Vinyl hose cleaning

After each time I use my siphoning equipment, I pump water and star San through the hoses to clean and sanitize them.

But I always end up with residual water stuck in the hoses, leaving that dingy foggy look in my hoses. It seems to me like that is just a breeding ground for bacteria or mildew.

Can anyone share some good advice for cleaning/drying their hoseware? Or should I just not worry about it?

How often should I replace my hoses?


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Old 06-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
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I only sanitize tubing before I use it. With my hard water, starsan leaves a residue. I pump warm oxy followed by a warm water rinse and loop the tubing over a hook to drain/dry. I have been using my tubing for over a year. Most of it is quite clear with no built up residue but is wort stained. I have been thinking of replacing it lately but have had no issues with it.
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