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Brewing Organization: 54″ Steel Wire 4-Tier Metal Shelving Rack – $29.99 + Free Shipping via Rakuten

BestOffice 54" Steel Wire 4-Tier Metal Shelving Rack - 36" x 14" x 54" (Black)

4 Tier metal shelving rack. 36″ x 14″ x 54.  Use for around the brewery storage and organization and more.

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BestOffice 54″ Steel Wire 4-Tier Metal Shelving Rack – 36″ x 14″ x 54″ (Black)

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Tips: Cleaning, Drying & Storing Tubing

Pictured: Gardner Bender 45-12BEADYW Beaded, Reusable & Adjustable Cable Tie, 12 in.

Tubing!  Homebrewers use a variety of sizes and styles of tubing for siphoning, beer transfer, wort and water transfer on brew day, keg to keg transfers, kegerator beer and gas lines and lots more.

Cleaning:  After using (depending on what I’ve used the tubing for), I’ll give the tubing a rinse to get the majority of stuff off and to keep my cleaning solution as clean as possible.  Next is a soak in hot PBW solution.  I’d say 5 to 10 minutes is typical for me.  Followed by a thorough rinse.  Tip: If you have a problem with water spots on your tubing, make your last step a rinse in a diluted mixture of Star San.  Not only will you get some sanitizing benefits, the Star San acts as a surfactant that helps fight water spots.

Drying:  I let wet tubing dry by hanging it with ends facing down until water has dripped off.  After it’s mostly dry (generally speaking, overnight), I will coil the tubing up and hang it with the ends facing up.  Facing the ends of the tubing upwards give moisture a place to escape as the tubing finishes completely drying.  Note: this is for any residual moisture that may be in the tubing, not large drops.  You can skip this step if you leave it drying U-shaped for long enough.  After the tubing is completely dry, I rotate it so that the ends are face down to minimize dust in the tubing.

Storage:  I store my most commonly used piece of tubing on my Bulldog Hardware Peg-A-System Pegboard.  One of the reasons I chose that pegboard is because it’s plastic and can handle a little moisture without issue.  That means I can do my drying on the pegboard.  For lesser used tubing and bulk rolls I’ll coil up each individual piece of tubing and use a reusable/adjustable cable tie (similar to what’s pictured at the top of this post) to keep each coil together to keep things from tangling together.  I keep those in a large tote, but a 5 gallon bucket would also work pretty well.  Tip: Make sure your tubing is completely dry before stowing.  Residual dampness in an enclosed space will harbor bacteria.  Depending on your circumstances, you may want to keep the lid off of your tote or bucket.  I also keep a smaller tote with odds and ends tubing (6″ or under) to keep on hand for projects and miscellaneous uses.

Food Safe Materials: One more tip…. look for tubing made from food safe materials that is rated for the temperature and pressure for your application.

Re-Shaping: If you have a pesky segment of tubing that is difficult to roll up correctly or otherwise sits incorrectly, try soaking it it hot water (be careful), bend the tubing how you want it and let it cool.

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Rubbermaid 10 Cup Container – $4.97

Rubbermaid 10-Cup Dry Food Container

Rubbermaid Dry Food Container.  10 Cup Capacity.  Made in the US.  Containers are designed to stack for space efficiency.  Clear container means you can see what’s inside.

Use for around the brewery ingredient and gear storage and organization and more.

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Rubbermaid 10-Cup Dry Food Container

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NSF Rated 6 Tier Commercial Shelving w/Casters [Brewery Organization] – $46.99

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6 Tier Commercial Shelving System. 82″x48″x18″.  Adjustable wire rack shelves.  3″ commercial castor wheels.  220 lb limit per shelf – 1,320 lb total capacity.  No tools required for assembly.

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82″x48″x18″ 6 Tier Layer Shelf Adjustable Steel Wire Metal Shelving Rack 76

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30 Sharpie Variety Pack… $10

Who doesn’t love Sharpies? I use Sharpies to label a variety of things around the brewery and beyond.

As of this posting Wal-Mart has this 30 Sharpie Variety pack marked down to just $10.  That’s 33 cents each.  Order online to reserve yours and select in store pickup (where available) to skip the delivery fee.  Price and availability may vary.  Check Wal-Mart for up to the minute price and availability.

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Special Edition, Assorted, 30 Count plus Bonus Coloring Pages

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Brewery Organization: 16″ x 16″ Interlocking Pegboard

Dorman Hardware 29993 Pegboard, 16-Inch X 16-Inch

29993 Pegboard, 16-Inch X 16-Inch by Dorman Hardware.  This has built in stand-offs (provides proper spacing from wall).  Locking mechanisms to allow multiple panels to be combined into one.  Plastic construction means hanging damp items on this won’t damage it.

I use a similar system [The Bulldog Hardware 131588 Peg-A-System Ultimate Kit] around my brewery to store tools (regulator adjustment screwdriver), tubing, funnels, scoops, my Blichmann Beer Gun and more.  This is a great way to store and organize gear.

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Dorman Hardware 29993 Pegboard, 16-Inch X 16-Inch

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Stanley 25 Compartment Organizer [Brewery Organization]

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25 Compartment Storage Organizer by Stanley.  See-through hinged lid for easily identifying what you’re looking for.  Built in handle.  Heavy duty handles.

Use for storing and organizing parts and pieces around your home brewery and more.

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Stanley 014725 25-Removable Compartment Professional Organizer

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