New Hoses - Do I need to do anything?
We've bought some new brewery hose and I noticed that the stuff smells like the tire department of a Fleet Farm (sorry, Wisconsin thing, I think). I always liked the smell as a kid
I thought I read somewhere about 'pickling' the hose prior to use with waste beer in order to pull out any 'new hose' odors? Or will a cleaning cycle prior to use do the job? Sorry, I don't have the make of hose in front of me.
Any experience appreciated, I can't afford to taint the first beer through.
Jeff Rosenmeier (Rosie)
Chairman of the Beer
Lovibonds Brewery Ltd