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Old 03-21-2011, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default Cleaning kegs and lines

Just finished my keezer. I have seen kits for cleaning lines but what I was planning on doing was using one step in the keg 3 gallons of water and three table spoons. Setting it upright for 5 mins flipping it for 5 more. Hooking it up to the lines and filling them letting it sit for 5 more mins Flush it through the rest of the system.

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Old 03-21-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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Never tried one step, but I'll tell you how I do it.

I usually clean my lines and taps about once a month. When I empty a keg I rinse it out good and then put about 1/2 gallon of hot tap water in it, pressurize with a couple of quick blasts of CO2 and run about a quart through each line & tap. Next, I mix 1/2 gallon of BLC in hot tap water, pressurize and run about a pint through each line & tap. Let soak for an hour or more, run the rest of the BLC through, rinse keg well and fill it half way up with cold water and run at least a gallon through each line & tap to rinse.

After that, I disassemble my taps and soak them in recovered BLC for 1/2 hour and rinse well. When you hook the beer lines back up to the kegs, just draw enough out of each tap to flush the water out.



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I use a $7 yard sprayer with a ball lock fitting jerry rigged on the end and pump one-step through.

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Old 03-22-2011, 07:16 PM   #4
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Never tried one step, but I'll tell you how I do it.

I usually clean my lines and taps about once a month. When I empty a keg I rinse it out good and then put about 1/2 gallon of hot tap water in it, pressurize with a couple of quick blasts of CO2 and run about a quart through each line & tap. Next, I mix 1/2 gallon of BLC in hot tap water, pressurize and run about a pint through each line & tap. Let soak for an hour or more, run the rest of the BLC through, rinse keg well and fill it half way up with cold water and run at least a gallon through each line & tap to rinse.

After that, I disassemble my taps and soak them in recovered BLC for 1/2 hour and rinse well. When you hook the beer lines back up to the kegs, just draw enough out of each tap to flush the water out.



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I do the same thing everytime I kick a keg, which is about once a month.
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