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Old 01-04-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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Has any one used oxyclean to clean beer lines and chrome taps?

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:20 PM   #2
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To be more specific, the faucet it self and inner workings

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:22 PM   #3
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I use PBW for mine. I then run a few quarts of rinse water followed by a couple quarts of Star San solution through it all (from a keg)... Zero issues with this method. From what I've read, if you don't pick the correct type of oxy_ you could have negative flavors/effects on your brews. IMO, not worth the risk. Especially since I always have PBW on hand.

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I run oxi thru my lines (after washing a keg) followed by star san. No issues what so ever.

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I run oxyclean, generic, then rinse with water, and then sanitize with Star San. I have not had a problem either. I push all with a keg on CO2.

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Oxyclean from keg. Rinse very very well with water. Starsan. Works well for me.

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i may be in the minority, but every other cleaning in addition to the oxyclean/star san ritual I run a pass of beer line cleaner. I have been told that oxy wont take care of beer stone buildup. Not sure if this is true or not.

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i may be in the minority, but every other cleaning in addition to the oxyclean/star san ritual I run a pass of beer line cleaner. I have been told that oxy wont take care of beer stone buildup. Not sure if this is true or not.
Good point on the beer stones. Micro Matic has a nice write up on this if you are looking to learn more. I always use the Micro Matic Clean Flo Powder...but it is still the original supply from when I bought the line cleaning kit.

I will likely consider doing Oxy and Star San in between with occasional line cleaner flushes.

http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-beer-edu/importance-beer-line-cleaning-aid-72.html
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