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Old 02-08-2013, 05:37 AM   #1
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I have an auto syphon only been used a few times and i noticed that it has some small cracks and scratches..Does this mean its trashed?..How likely would it be for a racking cane/auto syphon in this condition to infect a batch?
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If you clean it well in a hot PBW solution and use a properly mixed batch of Star-San you will probably be fine for a while. The acrylic plastic that is used for the auto-siphons tends to develop those micro cracks in hot water. Its not really a problem as I have had my auto-siphon for several years with micro cracks in it and I have not had an infected batch yet :knock on wood:. If it really bothers you, get a new one as they aren't very expensive. I do wish that they were made with a better plastic.
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If you clean it well in a hot PBW solution and use a properly mixed batch of Star-San you will probably be fine for a while. The acrylic plastic that is used for the auto-siphons tends to develop those micro cracks in hot water. Its not really a problem as I have had my auto-siphon for several years with micro cracks in it and I have not had an infected batch yet :knock on wood:. If it really bothers you, get a new one as they aren't very expensive. I do wish that they were made with a better plastic.
Yeah its some delicate plastic..Im gonna make a copper autosyphon and buy the SS racking cane..suprised they make a SS racking cane but no SS auto syphon to go with it..frickn weird..any thanks for the input
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