Went to check on my beers from the last brew day. All infected, a bit of tartness and a plastic/bandaid/rubber kind of smell and taste. 15 gallons down der drain.
So I start going through my post boil equipment and when I took the fittings off my Therminator, behold: moldy gunk in both sides of the wort line. Flash forward to me throwing out all hoses, plastic utensils, bungs, airlocks etc. and reordering (been awhile since they were replaced anyhow).
Now to clean the Therminator. I boiled, drained and dried overnight. Then I recirculated hot PBW through the thing for an hour, attached the hose and blasted all the crap out of the thing, changed sides and repeated the hose blast about 8 times each side, circulated starsan, boiled and then oven dried. I checked the thing this morning and some murky water dripped out. It is now sitting all day in a bucket of PBW.
Any other ideas? More of the same thing? Blichmann said that the hot PBW circulation should have been sufficient but it seems to need more. I’ll keep rinse, lather, repeating unless anyone has an alternate method that has worked for them.