Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Handy Sanitizing Tube

Now this tube I realize does not look like much. In fact, it really isn't that much. It's a 6" dia. piece of PVC, probably about 3' tall, with a cap at one end. On the inside i used silicone caulk to seal the tube around this base.

One thing I learned after brewing for the first time was that keeping everything sanitized was difficult, everything was juggled back and forth. A lot of the things that needed to be sanitized were tall and skinny to boot, making them tough to sanitize in the sink. That's when I had dreamed up my sanitizing tube. Once I sanitize my fermenter with 2 gallons of solution, I just pour it into my tube and stuff my spoon, auto-siphon, airlocks, bungs, you name it in there, and it just soaks for as long as you need it. And if need be you can put something right back in it no problem.

It also doubles as a stand to dry out my carboys.

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