New to brewing and had my first fermentation blowout the other day. Pretty sure beer is OK since I had sanitized the tube just prior to use, and had the other end in sanitizing solution. However, since removing the tube and affixing a bubbler, i’m having trouble cleaning the 5/16 vinyl tubing. I’ve repeated a cycle of soaking it in concentrated B-Brite for extended periods of time and then rinsing it out. All chunks of residue were removed the first go around, but the tube has a persistent brown hue (i’m making a brown ale) and a persistent (delicious) smell of beer. I’m concerned that the tube is not fit for reuse as a blowout tube or siphon.
- Am i using the wrong sanitizer for this situation? Is there something else i could/should be doing?
- Could it be that this tube is not worth salvaging? (i have a spare)
Most grateful for any advice/insight anyone can provide. Thanks and Cheers!