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Old 07-22-2013, 03:12 AM   #1
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I went downstairs to hook up my tap lines to my keg (they lay in their box when not in use) and discovered that some mold had begun to grow in the lines. What should I do to clean them out / keep them clean in the future?

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Old 07-22-2013, 03:16 AM   #2
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Personally, I'd replace them. Mold can be tenacious, nasty crap and tubing is cheap.

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Personally, I'd replace them. Mold can be tenacious, nasty crap and tubing is cheap.
+1. If you really want to clean them, I'd try some hot beer line cleaner and then maybe some bleach+vinegar as recommended by the owner of 5-star chemicals. (The bleach+vinegar will act as a sanitizer and also bleach the color of the mold)

Maybe recirculate some caustic solution.

Or buy new line and call it done.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:21 PM   #4
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New lines seem to be in order.

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Old 07-24-2013, 04:33 AM   #5
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x3 for new lines. Mold is tenaciously hard to get rid of without a fair bit of elbow grease & chemicals.

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New lines are cheap.

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As far as storage I have a keg that always has blc in it, I run it through the line until the beer is out, then leave blc in it. When I want to use that line use other Kevin full of water and flush it out.

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