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Cleaning home brewing pumps

Started by Water_Wolf, November 27, 2019, 03:52:37 pm

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Water_Wolf

I've just bought a cheap Chinese food grade diaphragm pump which I want to try using in a bottling setup. I believe you can take it apart to clean but there's about 16 screws to undo to do this. What's normal practice for cleaning and sanitising home brew pumps?

pob

Run through/recycle with cleaning solution for 5-10 mins (depending on cleaning product), rinse thoroughly, optional final wash through with StarSan.

Water_Wolf

Cool, I'll try running the pump with an oxy solution for 10 mins followed by a bit of StarSan/ChemiSan.