Originally Posted by mtnagel
I might as well ask my question here. When I kegged my beer, I went ahead and rinsed the lines (brand new) with Oxyclean solution, water and then star san solution. Stupidly, after kegging the beer, I didn't hook up the beer line to the keg and just left it hanging in there. So when I went to attach it yesterday, I had to run star san through again.
So I assume for the next keg, if I clean it and run star san through and just hook it up to the keg, I can leave it attached and then assume it's clean and sanitized when I do want to pour a pint, correct?
Also, while I'm asking, do you need caps for the end of the taps? I might go days or up to a week between pouring beer sometimes.
I went ahead and soaked my lines,taps, and shanks in PBW first, then rinsed them with water. When my keg was full of star san solution, I hooked it up to my beer and gas lines and ran the star san solution through the beer lines and out the taps. I figure that's about as sanitized as the lines/taps/shanks are going to get. As far as putting caps on your taps, I would just spray some star san solution on the inside of the faucet after you've poured your last pint. Not sure if you have perlick faucets or standard faucets but you may want to look into getting perlicks if you find your faucet getting stuck each time you go to pour since that often seems to be the case when standard faucets are not put to use often whereas the perlicks won't get stuck.