I do this too. Just don't forget is to take the diverter tip off the bottom and make sure you don't have any sediment left in there.I clean the autosiphon with the carboy. I will autosiphon the water/OxyClean from the carboy to clean the siphon and the hose (I thouroughly rinse the carboy before throwing in the Oxyclean) A hot rinse of all parts afterwards and all is done.
Mines been used for 60+ batches, scratched up bad, no problems. Nothing star san can't handle.Does anyone else have tiny scratches on the inside of your autosiphon? I just used mine for the first time (Fermtech) and it seems like the rubber plunger has lightly scuffed the inside of the larger tube. Is this going to cause problems sanitizing next time?