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Old 02-17-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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I have a blow off tube that has sat for about ten days attached to my primary.

I racked to secondary, and am trying to clean my blow off tube. I soaked it in oxyclean last night and no luck.

any suggestions?
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
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Rinse the oxyclean off really good and go back in with a concentrate bleach solution in warm water
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:05 PM   #3
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:18 PM   #4

I use an overnight soak in bleach water.

I also use beer line cleaner from national chemical to flush out all my hoses before sanitizing & syphoning. Beer line cleaner will not scrub stubborn spots off of hoses. I mainly use it on syphon hoses that will do double-duty on brew day. Not to mix heffe yeasts / british bitters.

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The line cleaner I use:
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:42 AM   #5
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Try a small wooden dowel w/ a tiny piece of rag taped on the end...or straighten a coat hanger and tape small rag / paaper towel on the end. Clean it like you would the barrel of a rifle.

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:22 AM   #6
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You could use pipe cleaners to scrub it. If you go to a hardware store they should have ones in various sizes, rather than the colored ones used by primary school children.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:39 AM   #7
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For my blow off lines I tie a string to my straight carboy cleaning brush, not the one that is L shapped. Then pull the brush through a couple of times after the hose has been sitting in a oxiclean solution for a little while.

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:01 PM   #8
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my hardware store sells this stuff for super cheap...less then a $1 a foot...I would just replace it

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:22 PM   #9
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Use a bigger tube in smaller sections? Very easy to clean
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