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Old 09-04-2012, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Cleaning CO2 lines?

So I just build my kegerator and did not clean the CO2 lines... I carbed a beer from it and it tastes kinda sour... is this gonna be a problem? I thought it might be an infection, but I just read online that unclean CO2 lines can make your beer taste sour. Can anyone corroborate this?

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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If you cranked up the pressure to carb faster (as you were indicating in your other thread), it could be a little bite from the CO2. Sometimes when you use that method, the CO2 will need a few days to mellow out. That kinda defeats the purpose of the quick-carbing though, right? I use set it and forget it but try searching on CO2 bite or carbonic acid bite. In the end, I'd just wait a few days and see if it mellows.

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If you cranked up the pressure to carb faster (as you were indicating in your other thread), it could be a little bite from the CO2. Sometimes when you use that method, the CO2 will need a few days to mellow out. That kinda defeats the purpose of the quick-carbing though, right? I use set it and forget it but try searching on CO2 bite or carbonic acid bite. In the end, I'd just wait a few days and see if it mellows.
Wow, awesome. I didn't know that! Thanks a lot for the info! I'll just let it sit for awhile and see what happens.
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