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Old 01-31-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning Perlick's and Hoses ??

I just bought three Perlick SS faucets along with a Stout faucet.. including shanks and tailpieces, hoses, etc. They all need cleaning.

What do you use for cleaning these? Is oxyclean ok or do I need something more special like beerline cleaner or ??

BTW, what is the difference between beer line cleaner and PBW?

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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I just fill an empty keg with star san/water solution, and run it through all my taps. Cleans everything at once.

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I'm using oxyclean right now on old, beer encrusted perlicks. They've been soaking for 12 hours, and the gunk is falling out. I think a blast of hot water will clear them pretty well.

The star san solution will be great for sanatizing, but I needed something stronger to clean the organic debris out...

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I'm just repeating something I think I read, but the difference between BLC and PBW when I looked it up was concentration. BLC is much more concentrated.

I just fill a corny with 2G of hot PBW, pressurize it and run a couple quarts through the line. Let it sit for 30minutes to an hour in the line, then run the rest through. Do the same with clean hot water, then starsan.

I try to clean as many lines at once as I can since I already have the PBW and startsan mixed up too...

Edit, sorry I should read more carefully. They're not hooked up...yeah, oxy or pbw will work just fine. If you have a faucet brush that helps too.

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