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Old 01-29-2012, 01:28 AM   #11
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X2! Do this and you won't need to scrub inside.
And a THIRD!

Works like a charm.

Also... I don't take the tube out and replace it with an airlick. I just leave the blow-off tube in place. EZPZ, and less fussin' about with the carboy.

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Old 04-22-2012, 09:56 PM   #12
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Having the same problem, so bringing this thread from the dead.

I have a 1" blowoff tube, and I can get my bottle brush almost all the way to the middle, but not quite. I've soaked it in a hot Oxyclean solution twice and attacked it with the bottle brush from both sides, and there's still a little bit of gunk in the very middle. Is there anything else to do here? Is there a point at which it's just not worth worrying about anymore? I'd really rather not have to buy a new blowoff tube every time I brew (my carboy was a gift, I was told it was 6 gallons, but I learned the hard way that it only holds 5.5, so blowoff is not unusual)


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Old 04-22-2012, 10:25 PM   #13
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PBW or somthing similar soaking overnight will break it down,just rinse well after.With a 1 inch tube i would think you could almost shove a tiny rag through it even.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #14
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PBW or somthing similar soaking overnight will break it down,just rinse well after.With a 1 inch tube i would think you could almost shove a tiny rag through it even.
Is Oxyclean a thing like PBW, or are they very different? Because I've already done the overnight soak in Oxyclean. I could definitely squeeze a small rag in there, I'm just not sure I could get it back out again. haha
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:25 AM   #15
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Tie a string to the end of your bottle brush, run the string through the tube, then pull it through. Do this a couple times and I'm sure it'll get it good enough.

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Tie a string to the end of your bottle brush, run the string through the tube, then pull it through. Do this a couple times and I'm sure it'll get it good enough.

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