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I just made my own wort chiller out of 3/8'' copper tubing. I went the cheap route and bought only 20 feet. The home depot had pre-sized lengths in a spool. I made it for less than 20 bucks. I do partial boils so I only need to cool at most 3 gallons at a time. My question is.... I cleaned it by soaking it in white vinager/ water solution for 30 min then soaked it in PBW for another 30 min. Will that be clean enough before I use it for the first time? Do not want to contaminate anything with any oils or anything like that. Thanks for any advise.
 

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I just made my own wort chiller out of 3/8'' copper tubing. I went the cheap route and bought only 20 feet. The home depot had pre-sized lengths in a spool. I made it for less than 20 bucks. I do partial boils so I only need to cool at most 3 gallons at a time. My question is.... I cleaned it by soaking it in white vinager/ water solution for 30 min then soaked it in PBW for another 30 min. Will that be clean enough before I use it for the first time? Do not want to contaminate anything with any oils or anything like that. Thanks for any advise.
I would just toss into a pot and boil it for 10 minutes to get everything off it then you are good to go
 
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I did boil it for 15 minutes before I did the wash. And the wash with the vinegar was done around120 degrees and the pbw wash at 150-160 degrees. Thanks for the input. makes me feel better.
 
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I used my homemade chiller and it worked beutifully. Thanks again on the cleaning tips!
 
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