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Jeff (63.249.97.67)
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 06:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm outgrowing my polar ware pot and want to use a keg I have for my mash tun. I am about to buy about 5ft of ss washing machine hose for the bottom of my mash tun. How do I clean it after use? How do I get the little pieces of grain and sugar out?

I had one on my boil kettle before, I rinsed it after use, but there was still mold in there. From teh sugar I think. So I stopped using it in my kettle. What do people do to make sure it is clean?
 

Denny Conn (63.114.138.2)
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't think you'll find there's much to clean out. I just squirt mine with a hose and it's fine.
 

ELK (67.164.195.57)
Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 11:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or put it in the dishwasher...
 

Steven Edward Haun (24.220.147.249)
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 05:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I soak mine in oxiclean (my stainless mesh that is...). I have stainless hose mesh in both my mash tun and boil kettle. The one in my mash tun I just spray off but the one in the kettle gets proteinacious debris that comes off with a good soak in hot oxiclean solution.
 

Donnie Howard (64.63.211.240)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 03:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Steven,

No problems with clogging in the kettle?
 

Joseph Listan (66.192.83.65)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Donnie,

Mine clogs with hot/cold break (I use an immersion chiller). It does not clog completely, but slows the flow significantly. However, it is only 12" long, so a longer one might work better.

However, the one in my mash tun works like a charm. Better than that, actually.
 

ELK (67.164.195.57)
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 05:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Never make the mistake of opening the boil kettle valve before you have cooled the wort. That hot sruff just sticks to the SS hose like gum. Cool and do the swirl stir and let the trub settle out for 10-15 mins. and it hardly clogs at all. My SS hose is about 12" long but lays along the outside of the keg. I used a union and then a 90 to achieve this. look at my pictures on my other post "dough in at 7am..."
ELK
 

Steven Edward Haun (24.220.147.249)
Posted on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 03:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Donnie,
I have had one clog (I use whole hops) after 14 batches without cleaning the hose mesh. As Joseph said, it clogs with proteins (hot break). Longer is better; mine is about 30 inches long. It forms a circle in the bottom of the kettle and attaches to the drain with a T.

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