Racking Cane and Tube Dirty

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deneed4spd

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Doing a winexpert kit where I transferred from secondary to bucket to degas. After degas, I added the clearing solution and then racked to a carboy. In the process small grains of wine sediment covered the insides of my racking cane and hose. I tried washing it out as best I could but the small grains of sediment are stuck on. Any idea on how to remove the small grains? I got a tube cleaner but it doesn't come for another two weeks and I want to transfer wine to final carboys for bulk aging. If I sterilize using one step and k-meta, do you think having the small gains will infect the wine?
 

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I have had success in tying a small piece of cloth to the end of a strong, flexible wire then feeding the wire though hoses and tubes and pulling the cloth through. I do this a couple of times and it works well with a little bit of Dawn dishwashing liquid. Rinse well afterward with hot water.
 

WI_Wino

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Tubing is so cheap I would buy new stuff. Imo no sense risking infection for a couple of bucks.
 

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Best thing would be to not allow anything to attach itself to the inside of tubing! Rinse immediately after each step of any process...
 

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I soak mine in water with One Step added for 24 hours and the build in the tubes breaks up and slips away by siphoning and running clean water through.
 

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I soak in oxyclean and usually all that rinses right off. If it doesn't into the garbage it goes.

Usually with my wine/beer orders I add 5-10 ft of extra hose of the 3/8 thermoplastic each time to build up a stockpile.
 

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