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Ales4Ever

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I went to Lowes and bought some tubing......I boiled it for santiation and it turnd opaque....is it ok to use?
 

doubleb

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each kind of tubing has a temperature limit on it. You probably ought to throw it out and get some new stuff.

NB has some temp info on their tubing. Check it out.

http://northernbrewer.com/siphon.html

I'd go back to lowes. You don't want to chance screwing up a brew cause of tubing.
 

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It's probably the same stuff... but I tend to only buy tubing from my LHBS "just in case". And there is no need to boil your tubing if you're using a no rinse sanitizer such as Iodophor or Star San.

I would toss it and pick up some more just to be safe.
 

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If you want to boil your tubing to sanitize it, get some high-temp thermoplastic tubing, or better yet, silicone. Regular vinyl tubing is NOT okay at 212F - I have no idea whether it's okay once you've cooled it back down, but I would not risk it since it's dirt cheap anyway.
 

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boiling is a sucky way to sanitize equipment. as stated, get a good no rinse sanitizer.

or if all else fails, use bleach and be sure to rinse thoroughly.
 
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