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Brewing Discussions => Equipment & Chemicals => Topic started by: Water_Wolf on November 27, 2019, 03:52:37 pm

Title: Cleaning home brewing pumps
Post by: Water_Wolf on November 27, 2019, 03:52:37 pm
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?
Title: Re: Cleaning home brewing pumps
Post by: pob on November 27, 2019, 04:18:30 pm
Run through/recycle with cleaning solution for 5-10 mins (depending on cleaning product), rinse thoroughly, optional final wash through with StarSan.
Title: Re: Cleaning home brewing pumps
Post by: Water_Wolf on November 28, 2019, 11:44:15 pm
Cool, I'll try running the pump with an oxy solution for 10 mins followed by a bit of StarSan/ChemiSan.