Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > beer in my gas line

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-29-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
amishland
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
amishland's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 410
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default beer in my gas line

Ok I made a mistake and got beer into my gas lines. What do I do now? How to clean? How long can I leave moisture in the lines? Did I damage my regulator?

I have a std regulator and wanted to serve two kegs at once. My LHBS recommended getting another inline regulator or manifold to prevent this from happening. I went with the stainless steel t fitting and planned to upgrade when I got my government check.

I am running one keg and have a t-fitting with a second gas disconnect not connected to anything. I did not purge the gas when doing the 30 psi 36 hour trick.

__________________
amishland is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
abracadabra
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
abracadabra's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Newnan, Georgia
Posts: 1,925
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Consider getting 1 or 2 cut off valve(s) with built in check valves to keep liquid out of your regulator or getting these check valves:

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/variant.asp?catalog%5Fname=usplastic&category%5Fna me=45&product%5Fid=15641&variant%5Fid=64174

I don't know what you did wrong but I fail to see where going to 2 regulators is going to help keep liquid out of your regulator or gas lines.

__________________
Do what you like!
Brew what you like!

Last edited by abracadabra; 04-29-2008 at 02:20 PM.
abracadabra is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2008, 02:25 PM   #3
Sea
Green Flash IPA on tap
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sea's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 1,477
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Yeah, most people use check valves to prevent backflow. That said, I run six kegs with simple tees and no check valves, and have never had a prob.

No, you didn't ruin your regulator. Just take your lines apart and soak them in cleaner, sanitize, and reassemble. It won't hurt anything if the beer sits in there for a little while.

__________________
I plan on living forever. So far, so good! - unknown.


Corrupt Brewers
Sea is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2008, 01:09 AM   #4
amishland
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
amishland's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 410
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

thanks for the cleaning advice, I will clean and sanitize and reinstall the lines.


I know how I got beer in the lines, I was force carbing at 30psi, turned the shut off on my regulator set to 10 psi and forgot to bleed out the keg. when I open the regulator it sucked beer up. nothing got as far as the regulator, but lesson learned.

fyi I am drinking a nicely carbed hefewiesen right now while typing

__________________
amishland is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-01-2008, 05:12 PM   #5
Hollow4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 23
Default

i know when i did this i felt like an idiot.

__________________
Hollow4 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-01-2008, 08:16 PM   #6
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,155
Liked 572 Times on 337 Posts
Likes Given: 208

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hollow4
i know when i did this i felt like an idiot.
Been there...
BierMuncher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2008, 03:55 AM   #7
conpewter
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
conpewter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: East Dundee, Illinois
Posts: 5,108
Liked 40 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I've had some issues with kegging. I currently have some infection issues and am replacing all my beer and gas line. I've gotten some infected beer into the gas lines. Does anyone know how I can sanitize the regulators in case any bacteria has gotten up into them?

__________________

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V

Primary: Nothin
Secondary: Shady Lord RIS, Water to Barleywine, Pumpkin wine, burnt mead
Kegged: Crappy infected mild
Bottles: Apfelwein, 999 Barleywine, Oatmeal Stout, Robust Porter, Robust smoked porter, Simcoe Smash

conpewter is offline
jsguitar Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2008, 04:01 AM   #8
Jaybird
Vendor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Jaybird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Nor*Cal
Posts: 5,467
Liked 270 Times on 193 Posts
Likes Given: 92

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BierMuncher View Post
Been there...
X2.............
JJ
__________________
Need a False Bottom for your Keg, Kettle or Cooler?

I have been making custom False Bottoms for just about everything since 2008

Nor Cal Brewing Solutions, Reddings local homebrew store
(530)243-BEER and (530)221-WINE


Still have questions PM me here or hit the website.

http://www.norcalbrewingsolutions.com and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NorCalBrewingSolutionsfor Facebook only promos too
Jaybird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2008, 04:04 AM   #9
BuffaloSabresBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BuffaloSabresBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,224
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Been there also.

__________________
Quote:
DeathBrewer:
maybe i'll post an ad:

Single male seeks double-jointed supermodel who owns a brewery and grows her own pot. Access to free concert tickets a plus!
BuffaloSabresBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2008, 05:46 AM   #10
Spyk'd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Spyk'd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waveland, MS
Posts: 1,017
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by conpewter View Post
I've had some issues with kegging. I currently have some infection issues and am replacing all my beer and gas line. I've gotten some infected beer into the gas lines. Does anyone know how I can sanitize the regulators in case any bacteria has gotten up into them?
Push sanitizer through them...


...really.

__________________
Primary:
Bleach
Secondary:
American Red
Keg Conditioning:
Gruit
On Tap:
ESB
Bottled:
Nada...
On Deck:
Porter, Belgian Abbey Ale
Spyk'd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Too much beer line? I_Keeps_It_Real Bottling/Kegging 8 10-19-2009 02:05 PM
Beer & Gas Line Tarheel4985 Bottling/Kegging 7 03-06-2009 08:03 PM
Using 1/4" braided line for beer line - ok? bmckee56 Bottling/Kegging 12 02-22-2009 06:40 AM
Air in beer line nyer Bottling/Kegging 8 01-22-2008 04:59 PM
Beer Line AlaskaBrewing Bottling/Kegging 8 12-02-2007 07:59 PM