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Old 04-09-2009, 02:35 AM   #1
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Default Cleaning Gas-Side Kegerator Parts

So I just finished upgrading my kegerator to four taps. I sanitized all my new beer and air lines. But, I didn't even think about cleaning or sanitizing the new CO2 distribution block until after I hooked everything back up. I'm not sure how I would even clean it if I tried. Does anyone clean/sanitize these kind of parts? I'm not concerned about ruining the beer currently in the system. I'm just concerned there might be some nasty stuff (chemicals, metal shavings, etc.) in there from manufacturing that has now been blown into my beer. Does anyone think I have a real concern here or am I just being paranoid?

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Old 04-09-2009, 03:15 AM   #2
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I usually just boil them and let them dry out before use.

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Yeah, that makes sense. I know I'm just being paranoid, but I've got all this beer I'm afraid to drink now. Could there possibly be any health risks associated with not cleaning the manifold at all?

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you have nothing to worry about. The parts would have no significant health-related chemicals on them that would get into your beer under CO2 pressure.

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