Cleaning out the pump

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DarkUncle

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How often do you guys take apart the pump and do a real thorough cleaning? I've only brewed with my pump a handful of times and simply ran hot water and cleaner through it so far after brewing. Just wondering if I should be taking it apart after every brew. Cleaning takes almost as much time as brewing for me these days.
 

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I have two chuggers and just run water through after brewing. But many times on brew day they are stuck and I have to take them apart and clean to get them running. Other than taking apart I don't see a way to dry after rinsing and I think that's the issue. Someone suggested blowing compressed air through but I don't have a compressor. One key though I think is to run water through in both directions after brewing.


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Take a read through this thread.

While it is about cleaning and sanitizing wort chillers, it has good information about how to clean a pump inline.
 
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