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Old 07-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #31
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Here is my setup. Works great. Got the CIP ball from Brewers Hardware and the pump and fittings at Home Depot.
http://www.brewershardware.com/CIP10F10TC40.html





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Old 07-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #32
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Here is my setup. Works great. Got the CIP ball from Brewers Hardware and the pump and fittings at Home Depot.
http://www.brewershardware.com/CIP10F10TC40.html



Nice--that's what I'm planning to do. What fittings did you use to get into the CIP ball?



 
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:04 PM   #33
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PBW with hot tap water will remove just about anything beer-related from stainless if used at 2oz/gal concentration for 30 minutes.
I just switched from Oxy to PBW and have noticed a big improvement in removing the top-of-the-krausen scum ring. 30 minutes recirc with tap water-hot PBW and the inside was bright and shiny, without a trace of scum.

I ran at 1oz/gallon.

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:13 PM   #34
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I think PBW has something in it that Oxy doesn't. I'll have to try running with hot water. Thanks for the testimonial.

 
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It does. Folks will rant and tell you it's the same, but it simply is not. It's up to you if you want to spend the money on PBW or not. For me, it's worth it. Cheers!

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I think PBW has something in it that Oxy doesn't. I'll have to try running with hot water. Thanks for the testimonial.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:24 PM   #36
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To keep the foam down, have you tried Simethicone (Fermcap, Baby Gas-X, etc)?

I used it with Oxyclean, and it worked great. I won't use Simethicone in my beer, but since I rinse afterwards I think it's okay.

 
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Nice--that's what I'm planning to do. What fittings did you use to get into the CIP ball?
I don't remember exactly. The CIP is 1" so I started with a 1" nipple. Then a 1" to 1 1/4" reducer. 1 1/4" 90. 1 1/4" hose fitting. And a length of 1 1/4" hose. The pump has both 1 1/4" hose or garden hose fittings. I went with the 1 1/4". I took the CIP ball to HD with me. Found the pump and took everything to the fitting aisle and figured it out. Took a while.
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I don't remember exactly. The CIP is 1" so I started with a 1" nipple. Then a 1" to 1 1/4" reducer. 1 1/4" 90. 1 1/4" hose fitting. And a length of 1 1/4" hose. The pump has both 1 1/4" hose or garden hose fittings. I went with the 1 1/4". I took the CIP ball to HD with me. Found the pump and took everything to the fitting aisle and figured it out. Took a while.
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Here's my first attempt at a clean in place: 1.2 HP submersible pump, 5 gallons of hot PBW, and a Brewer's Hardware SS CIP ball. I let it go for an hour. It worked pretty well today, but I still had to reach in with a carboy brush and take care of the scum ring. Anyone have any advice?

 
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:02 PM   #40
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I did something kind of similar although I wanted it to be a bit more flexible so that I can CIP other things. So here's what I came up with:


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I had a hole drilled in the 4" TC cap, and then just used a bulkhead fitting with NPT on both sides so I could adapt for the input / output as necessary. You can see that I can break it in half so I can use the nozzle elsewhere. When I get ready to CIP I just fill the Brewhemoth up with around 5 gallons of water/PBW solution, dump it out the bottom, send it through a pump and then back up to the top. I use this pump for cleaning: http://www.amazon.com/Shurflo-8005-7.../dp/B00571IFN6. It's relatively inexpensive, NSF rated and more than capable.

The lid CIP I made came in particularly good use when passivating the pots - I just circulated a diluted solution of nitric acid.

Everything about this is simple - except cutting the hole in the TC cap! That is quite a challenge.



 
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