Enolmatic Bottler - Clean Up Question
Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:47 PM
I am concerned about the hoses losing their seal. I noticed in some previous threads that some use hose clamps but did not notice if they disconnect? I ran sulfited clear water through the system to clean it out. Just not sure about disconnecting the hoses for the intake, vacuum tube etc.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:35 PM
If you don't have oxyclean, you can run a dilute citric/SO2 solution through it followed by clean water to rinse. Do disconnct your hoses. You don't want any moisture trapped or you'll get mold.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:42 PM
Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:27 PM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:14 AM
This is almost exactly how I clean mine as well. The hardest, and most important, thing to clean is the nozzle. If you use this method. Make sure you leave the "Full" bottle connected for a little while before you pull them off and put in another empty. This helps to make sure the suction side of the nozzle, i.e. going to the overflow container, gets cleaned by pulling cleaning solution into the overflow.
When I finish bottling with my enolmatic I immediately flush the system with warm/hot water. This removes 99+% of the wine. Later during cleanup I use a warm water & oxyclean solution and run several bottles worth through. Then I run several bottles worth of clean water to rinse out the oxyclean. Then I put it away until next time. Before I use it I pull off all of the hoses (no clamps on mine at all....since it is a vacuum based system leaks are unlikely and are very evident in the form of air bubbles in the lines.) and clean & sanitize before using. The pre bottling clean and sanitizing consists of another oxyclean wash and then a mild SO2 water rinse.
Taking life one bottle at a time.
Posted 13 November 2011 - 09:21 AM
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