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Old 09-03-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default How does everyone clean blowoff hose?

Been going through a lot of blowoff hose because they get all crusty and are impossiple to clean. Is it OK to reuse crusty hose, or should I keep throwing them out? Or is there a secret to cleaning them?


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Old 09-03-2011, 12:46 AM   #2
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Well I soak mine for a bit and most of the junk comes out then I just run my bottle brush through them for any remaining crap throwing them out has got to get expensive


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Old 09-03-2011, 12:51 AM   #3
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I do that (^) too. A good soak in some OxyClean goes a long way.
And I buy cheap tubing from Home Depot that I won't feel bad about throwing away when it gets to gross.
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I use this on the end of 1/2" pvc with a garden hose connection on one end and stuff it through the pipe. 3 passes and your done.
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:22 AM   #5
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Haven't used blow off hose in ages, proper temp control and you never need one, they are byatch to clean either get gunked up with yeast or become white from starsan

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I usually stick the airlock on as soon as it quits blowing off.It cleans off with hot water flush and i soak it in hot water then sanitize it,but they sell stuff like c-brite or something for that caked on stuff.
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Haven't used blow off hose in ages, proper temp control and you never need one, they are byatch to clean either get gunked up with yeast or become white from starsan

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I agree, but a using blow-off is allot easier than cleaning a floor or sopping up a gallon of splooge from the bottom of the fermeezer even a lager at 52 degrees puked on me
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I soak mine in PBW (works well for stained beverage lines, too). Soak for a few days, rinse, and sanitize.
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Oxyclean in hottest tap water you can get. Comes clean in 30 min to an hour...
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[QUOTE=paraordnance;3225758]Haven't used blow off hose in ages, proper temp control and you never need one, they are byatch to clean either get gunked up with yeast or become white from starsan

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Its not that black and white. I use a hydrated coopers yeast at proper temps but a fairly high gravity and it went barzerk. I had a blow off, it filled the jar and i had a nice pool in the tub it all happened like a highschooler whos parents went away for the night, except it didnt clean up its mess before I got home. Just left me with a wtf!?


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