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Old 06-06-2011, 12:53 AM   #11
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The only tube I cut is the gas in tube. Some are 2-3 inches long and if really full you can get beer up the gas line. I cut them all to 1" so the keg can be filled very high.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:11 AM   #12
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How would you get beer up the gas line? I figured that would be nearly impossible.

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Old 06-06-2011, 02:37 AM   #13
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Easier than you may think, especially if you have more than one keg on that gas branch.

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Old 06-06-2011, 03:32 PM   #14
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Another fabulous reason to cut dip tubes is for ease of cleaning. The tube will now fit down inside the keg once pulled out, making it unnecessary to use co2 in your cleaning regimen.


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Old 06-06-2011, 03:39 PM   #15
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I just toss my dip tube into the wallpaper paste tray I use for my racking canes, etc.

I think that this thread is another show of finding what works for you. There are good reasons for both camps.

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Old 06-06-2011, 04:21 PM   #16
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I think that this thread is another show of finding what works for you. There are good reasons for both camps.
Meh, my way is better.


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Old 06-06-2011, 04:28 PM   #17
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I've cut mine. About an inch or less. Beer is crystal from the first pour.

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Old 06-06-2011, 05:32 PM   #18
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I do indeed cut mine. I tried leaving one the full length and it was a disaster - now, that has more to do with the fact that I didn't successfully leave enough hop break in the boil kettle and it somehow made it to me keg as well. Each pint I pulled had a bunch of floating crap it in. Again, that has more to do with my inability on that particular batch.

Either way works, in my opinion - I just personally cut all my keg tubes. The first pour is as good as the last!

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Old 06-06-2011, 06:07 PM   #19
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All my conditioning tanks have circumcised dip tubes and the dispensing tanks are full length.
I filter multiple batches at the same and shorter dip tubes prevent clogging of the first plates in the set-up.


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Another fabulous reason to cut dip tubes is for ease of cleaning. The tube will now fit down inside the keg once pulled out, making it unnecessary to use co2 in your cleaning regimen.


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Hot water, Oxiclean and the lid on the keg produces enough pressure that when you depress the poppet you will get a good shot of hot water, kind of looks like . . . never mind.
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