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Old 06-30-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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How do/should you clean an aeration stone after using it in wort? I generally just wash it in running water and push a little o2 through it then let it dry. Should I use a cleaner or boil it? thanks

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Old 06-30-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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I have a bucket that I fill with Star San when I brew. When I'm done with the O2, I just dunk the stone and tubing back in the bucket for a couple of minutes, wipe off with a clean paper towel and put back in its designated ziploc bag.

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Old 06-30-2008, 10:56 PM   #3
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same thing I do, though I actually suck (with my mouth) some star san up into it, then purge it with a super quick O2 blast.

I also remove the airstone from the wort with O2 still running so it blows stuff out...can't really fill with wort that way. sorta pre-emptive cleaning.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:13 PM   #4
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I also remove the airstone from the wort with O2 still running so it blows stuff out...can't really fill with wort that way. sorta pre-emptive cleaning.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:37 AM   #5
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easiest way is just to boil it in clean water for 10 min. this ensures not only that it is clean but also kills any nasties. I also boil it ( and then let it cool ) in water before using.

I dont think that sanitizers and cleaners can get into all of the pores and boiling is soo simple.
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