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How to clean and sanitize a "rig"?
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,085
    Those of you with legit rigs, how do you clean and sanitize the plumbing? All the hard plumbed lines for a RIMS system or the plate chiller or counterflow chiller? The stuff you can't unthread/unsolder or otherwise dismantle and clean after every brew? I can see inside my kettle, what about what I can't see?
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,350
    I just recirculate hot pbw through the system for something lile 30 minutes then flush with boiling water twice.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
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    So every time you brew you heat three more batches of water to boiling after you brewed? One to recirc with pbw and two to flush?
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  • C_BC_B
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    What about water sitting in the low points of the plumbing?
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  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    compressed air does wonders
    Ain't that a Bitch
  • ThymThym
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    What about water sitting in the low points of the plumbing?



    My plumbing is designed to be self draining for areas to be drained.

    So every time you brew you heat three more batches of water to boiling after you brewed? One to recirc with pbw and two to flush?



    The cleaning volumes are much less than a full batch. I usually just fill the mlt once and use 1/3 of that volume for each step.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
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    Lothos said:

    compressed air does wonders


    You are correct. But I'm lazy. And I know it. Am I going to drag the air compressor out of the trailer and over to the rig to blow it out? Not likely.

    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    my rig is on wheels it move's real easy
    Ain't that a Bitch
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,085
    Lothos said:

    my rig is on wheels it move's real easy


    My air compressor is 100 yards away. And again, I'm lazy and I know it. The key is to design out possible shortcomings like this. All that said, I'll probably still use air.
    ;)
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,350

    Lothos said:

    my rig is on wheels it move's real easy


    My air compressor is 100 yards away. And again, I'm lazy and I know it. The key is to design out possible shortcomings like this. All that said, I'll probably still use air.
    ;)


    Judicious placement of valves and gravity.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • LothosLothos
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    Lakewood said:

    Lothos said:

    my rig is on wheels it move's real easy


    My air compressor is 100 yards away. And again, I'm lazy and I know it. The key is to design out possible shortcomings like this. All that said, I'll probably still use air.
    ;)


    Judicious placement of valves and gravity.


    mine are all high heat hoses w/quick disconnects so i don't have that problem
    Ain't that a Bitch
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,085
    Lakewood said:


    Judicious placement of valves and gravity.


    This

    Lothos said:

    mine are all high heat hoses w/quick disconnects so i don't have that problem


    Hard plumbing turns me on. Please take no offense.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,350
    Lothos said:

    Lakewood said:

    Lothos said:

    my rig is on wheels it move's real easy


    My air compressor is 100 yards away. And again, I'm lazy and I know it. The key is to design out possible shortcomings like this. All that said, I'll probably still use air.
    ;)


    Judicious placement of valves and gravity.


    mine are all high heat hoses w/quick disconnects so i don't have that problem


    I went with 45 deg flare fittings on soft copper, and rigid copper. Its what i had experience with.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 74,359
    just fill it with PBW (or something like that) after you brew and walk away. Then just deal with it the next time you brew.
    I don't have a rig.... because it rusted away.
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