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Old 08-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #11
Aug 2009
Atwater, OH
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First run a base through the lines (Oxiclean or PBW) then do a run with acid (like strong starsan or BLC?), then do a flush with water. I do this with Oxiclean and StarSan and it seems to clean everything out just fine.
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #12
Jan 2009
Santa Clara, CA
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Originally Posted by wegchef View Post
It's a off white powder looking substance. I think I've read somewhere it's left over yeast matter.
It's actually not yeast, but beer stone. It's proteins from the beer that end up sticking inside the tubing. Even filtered beers (i.e., no yeast) have the same issue with beer stone buildup. BLC is formulated to break it down and clear it out. I've had no issue using BLC every month or so to clean my lines. I also see no need to sanitize them, but YMMV.

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