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Old 11-12-2012, 09:26 PM   #21
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Vinyl tubing, food-safe. Not particularly great at higher temps, though. As I've said, I switched to silicone for all hot-side and kettle-to-fermenter transfers.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:52 PM   #22
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I assume that jet pictured above can apply the most force to clean out a tube. I sometimes leave my tubes in Starsan too long and it winds up with a film on it. I tend to use my racking cane to blast a small piece of lightly snug paper towel through it that cleans off the interior of the tubing. It's not 100%, but gets most of it, usually takes a couple of times.

If there is mold, chunk it. Not worth the risk.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:53 AM   #23
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So the local home brew shop is where I should get a spool?

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:31 AM   #24
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So the local home brew shop is where I should get a spool?
I buy mine at Lowe's.

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:59 AM   #25
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So the local home brew shop is where I should get a spool?
If you want to spend the extra money. A few extra bucks there might be worth it in the long run but it will probably be at least twice as expensive. OF course you are looking at maybe $8 vs $3.

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:09 PM   #26
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I bought a tube cleaning brush,,,,,,have yet to use it. But buying a spool of tubing is going to take up more space in the garage
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #27
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This thread has been inspirational. I broke my arm about 4 weeks ago and haven't been able to brew and it has been pretty lame. This would be a good time to give my little brewery operation a good clean and let my tubing soak in some oxiclean. Before this, I have always just rinsed the tubing with hot faucet water after using it and whipped it around to dry it, and then just sanitized it before use. Hasn't failed me (yet).

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:24 PM   #28
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This thread has been inspirational. I broke my arm about 4 weeks ago and haven't been able to brew and it has been pretty lame. This would be a good time to give my little brewery operation a good clean and let my tubing soak in some oxiclean. Before this, I have always just rinsed the tubing with hot faucet water after using it and whipped it around to dry it, and then just sanitized it before use. Hasn't failed me (yet).
Yeah just about what i do but as im cleaning i rinse use oxy,rinse again, the flush with starsan.

Always have funning wipping it around.

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:46 PM   #29
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I would not use a brush on soft vinyl tubing. I would be afraid of scratches.

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:53 PM   #30
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I bought a tube cleaning brush
I made my own with a long, rigid wire and a cotton ball on the end. I soak the tube in PBW and then pull the homemade tube cleaner thru. It works like a charm. Makes your tubes look like new again...
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