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Scotch-Brite Bottle Scrubber, Safe On Glass, Plastic and Stainless Steel

Scotch-Brite Water Bottle Scrubber, Safe On Glass, Plastic and Stainless Steel

Scotch-Brite Bottle Scrubber

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  • CLEANS WHAT BRISTLE BRUSHES MISS - Unique, slim scrubber fits into most bottles, tackling stuck-on gunk from coffee, smoothies, and other drinks�cleaning away what bristles often miss*
  • GETS INTO HARD-TO-REACH WATER BOTTLE CORNERS - The contoured and flexible scrubber tip fits into corners that are usually difficult to reach and clean
  • SAFE ON MULTIPLE TYPES OF WATER BOTTLES, VASES, AND MORE - Scrubber is safe on wide-mouth water bottles including glass, stainless steel, and plastic bottles, plus blenders, vases, carafes, and more
  • EASY TO STORE - Stores easily in your sink or on a hook
  • DISHWASHER SAFE � Stick your scrubber in the dishwasher when it's time for a refresh

 

Scotch-Brite Water Bottle Scrubber, Safe On Glass, Plastic and Stainless Steel – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

 

VIVOSUN 480GPH Submersible Water Pump + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

VIVOSUN Submersible Water Pump

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  • Specifications: Dimensions: 3.5” x 2.7” x 2.3”; The 5-ft. long three-core power cord offers convenient installation wherever you need, and the adjustable flow regulating valve lets you control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want; Max. Flow Rate: 480 GPH (1800 L/H); Max. Lift Height: up to 7.2 Feet; Watt: 25W; Voltage: AC110V
  • Detachable & Cleanable: This compact water pump is easy to hide or disguise, and no need for any specialized tools to disassemble or clean it
  • Optional Outlet Positions: Place the pump flat and rotate the water outlet to a variety of positions; Whatever your heart desires
  • Wide Range of Applications: This high performance energy-efficient pump works great in ponds, fountains, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, and irrigation systems and so on; Working Temperature: 39℉ to 95℉
  • 4x Suction Cups: The 4x suction cups are strong and require no extra tools to secure; You can affix your pump vertically or horizontally as needed

From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

VIVOSUN 480GPH Submersible Pump(1800L/H, 25W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 7.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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2 lb Milliard Citric Acid – pH Adjustment & Cleaning

2 lbs food grade citric acid

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  • The fine granular NON-GMO citric acid is a kitchen essential used in preserving, flavoring, and cleaning completely; preserves the Vitamin C content of a food product. Certified Gluten Free.
  • Adds an acidic or sour taste to meat, candy, soft drinks, and ice cream. It keeps fruits and vegetables fresh and food flavorful. Perfect for craft making, candy making, pH adjustment, water softening, and more!
  • Perfect for bath bombs, used as the main ingredient along with backing soda (sodium bicarbonate) to make the bath bombs fizz away!!
  • Helps in sprouting, canning, drying or freezing, bread making, conserving, and jarring. Can also be used as a natural cleaning agent.
  • Packed in our NEW durable resealable stand up bag which allows for long and safe storage. Available in 1, 2, 5, 10 & 50 pounds

 

Used for adjusting mash pH and by some for cleaning

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Milliard Citric Acid 2 Pound – 100% Pure Food Grade Non-GMO Project Verified (2 Pound)– note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

If you’re using this to adjust mash pH, I highly recommend an accurate gram scale

Compare: Citric Acid – via MoreBeer


Cleaning Multiple Kegerator Lines at the Same Time

Regularly cleaning beer lines is an important part of serving tasty beer from your kegerator. Homebrewers use a number of methods to accomplish this from removing tubing to soak in cleaning and sanitizing solutions to DYI pumps to commercial solutions.

I have a number of builds/mods for cleaning and flushing lines…

Also: Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Kit

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Long Flexible Scrub Brush [Growlers, Glasses & More] – $7.98 + free prime ship

Multi use bottle cleaning brush

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  • Flexible, soft, lightweight, reusable, long enough to clean the dust, dirt on the bottom of the glass for one pc
  • Ideal for the cleaning of wine decanters, goblets, glasses, cups, etc.
  • Length: Approx 42 cm, can gets into the nooks and crannies
  • Made of high quality foam.
  • Reminder:This Cleaning Wine brush does not fit the opening of a small bottle that was intended for

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “growler” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Use to clean glasses, growlers, wine decanters and more.

7/31 5 AM Central; These are on sale for $7.98. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

KUWAN Bottle Cleaning Brush Multi-Function Household Tools Flexible Bottle Scourer for Some Decanters, Goblets, Glasses, Cups (Long) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Use a Wallpaper Prep Tray for Cleaning, Sanitizing and Storage of Longer Brewing Items + Limited Time Deal

Pictured: Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – via Amazon

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts! This is a Top Post! See: All Top Posts



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Zinsser 30″ wallpaper trays are are selling for just $6.79 at Amazon. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Kegland Ball Lock Dispensing and Line Cleaning Pump – $11.99 at William’s Brewing

PET Bottle Dispensing Pump

PET Bottle Dispensing Pump

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This mini hand pump fits on any PET soda bottle, and can be used for everything from dispensing beer with air to cleaning draft systems with line cleaner.

To clean your kegerator or keezer beer lines lines, just fill your PET soda bottle with diluted BLC cleaner, attach your beer ball lock to the top ball lock, and pump to force cleaner through the lines and out the faucet. Let lines soak for 30 minutes with BLC in them before rinsing with warm water.

Keep in mind this hand pump is not designed for high pressures, and will only pump to about 8 PSI, which is more than enough to push cleanser through beer lines.

Works perfectly with our 2.5 Liter PET Bottles I12

Includes:

One Yellow Carbonation Cap item D80

One Carbonation Cap T Adapter item C85

One Mini Yellow Hand Pump (not sold separately)

One 12″ 5/16″ EvaBarrier Tubing

Pictured bottle not included use any PET plastic soda bottle or our item I12


 

Check out my in depth Hands on Review of this handy gadget.

  • This is selling for just $11.99.
  • Free or Flat Rate Shipping: Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.

PET Bottle Dispensing Pump

William’s also offers a Complete Kit that includes this pump along with a 2.5L growler – Hands on Review – and BLC

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Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage]

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray

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  • Perfect for helping prepare and organize items during wallpapering
  • Dual use tray can be used for holding water or wet paper
  • Extra wide 30″ frame allows for quick work with easy dipping
  • Extra durable construction features crush resistant corners
  • Comes in an attention catching color for easy locating during work

From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions. prod:B000RXA8IY

 

I use a wallpaper tray to clean and sanitize longer items like racking canes, auto-siphons, spoons, tubing and beverage out dip tubes.  It works great.  These also work well for storing longer items.  If you’re going to store things in these, I would recommend stacking a couple together to give them some extra strength.

What are Others Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this lin

MoreBeer (36″!) x 1/4″ Beer Line Cleaning Brush – $3.99, Limited Availability

Beer Line Cleaning Brush - 1/4 in. x 36 in.

Beer Line Cleaning Brush – 1/4 in. x 36 in via MoreBeer

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You’ll never regret owning the right tool for the job!

This line brush is 1/4” in diameter and 36” long. You can use it to clean any 1/4” ID tubing in your brewery or draft setups. The long handle makes it convenient for long lengths of tubing.

Use it to clean:
Draft lines
Keg dip tubes
Down tube on your Cornelius keg
Racking canes
Any tube or line that is 1/4” in diameter


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $3.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Beer Line Cleaning Brush – 1/4 in. x 36 in. CE45

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Kegerator Draft Line Cleaning Options!

Clean kegerator lines are a key part of serving delicious beer. Bacteria and mineral build in lines can cause off flavors, quick loss of head, under-carbonated beer due to rapid co2 loss and lack of legs forming on the inside of your beer glass.

How Often Should You Clean Lines?

The Draught Quality Beer Manual says… every two weeks.

That recommendation is for a commercial operation.  What about homebrewers?  We serve far fewer beer on our kegerators, but on the other hand, we can have been on tap and in lines 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  Considering all of this, my recommendation is every 1 to 2 months.

Line Cleaning Options

Our Line Cleaning Builds:

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