How do you clean blow off tubing?

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Using a length of vinyl PVC 5/16th x 7/16th as blow off tubing. It got full of krausen. I tried soaking it in Star San for a week but it's still gunked up. I don't think pipe cleaners would be an effective way to clean it due to its length. Solutions?
 

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Best way is to run very hot water through it immediately after use. Then fill with StarSan, drain, and hang it up to dry. But after that, I don't worry. It doesn't touch any beer that's used in final packaging anyway.

You could also soak it in hot water with PBW. StarSan is not a cleaner, after all.
 

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I generally just buy a 100ft rol of the cheapest tubing i can find. Then if a week of soaking in pbw doesn't do the trick i just toss it.
 
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Yeah probably going to just replace it though Amazon is shipping super slow right now. Last batch was riddled with diacetyl, need to rule out all possible causes.
 

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