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Old 07-07-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default New Keg lines taste like S***?

In my kegerator, I have finally noticed that whatever beer is sitting in the lines tastes like pure plastic sh*t. It's extremely noticeable -- even if I pour off half a pint of the beer, it's completely gone for the rest of the beer that night.

Does this ever go away? Any way to get rid of that flavor?

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Did you clean your new lines with BLC or hot PBW then rinse?

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Old 07-07-2009, 11:36 PM   #3
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Did you clean your new lines with BLC or hot PBW then rinse?
PBW and then starsan rinse
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I've never had this problem. Are you using real beer/beverage tubing or just some generic tubing?

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Old 07-08-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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Thats weird, I really didnt have that issue with my new lines. I just ran starsan through mine. I am sure that it will eventually go away. If you really want to make sure, unhook everything and run HOT water through the lines, cool them, starsan just to be safe and hook everything back up. It will help to pull that plastic taste out a lot faster I would imagine, I have just never had to deal with it. Otherwise I am sure time will cure the line of their poor taste.

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I just reconditioned all my kegs, I use perlick faucets, and 3/16 superflex beer line from MoreBeer.

The only other factor I can see here would be if some of my keg lube go into the lines a little bit -- but I don't know what that could be from. I think I'll try flushing with hot Water, Line Cleaner, and StarSan again and hope it's gone. I want my beer to taste good, damn it!

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Get some hot BLC and let it sit in the lines for about 30 minutes before flushing with more hot water. I'd bet that will take care of it.

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You keg lube should be a food grade tasteless lube. Not going to be the culprit.
This problem could go away over time as the Line's "wear in". Or could be bad tubing.
I remember discussion about bad tubing before causing this problem. it may have actaully been from MoreBeer. Don't quote me though.

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I just reconditioned all my kegs, I use perlick faucets, and 3/16 superflex beer line from MoreBeer.

The only other factor I can see here would be if some of my keg lube go into the lines a little bit -- but I don't know what that could be from. I think I'll try flushing with hot Water, Line Cleaner, and StarSan again and hope it's gone. I want my beer to taste good, damn it!
Make sure you let the line cleaner sit in the lines for a while. Maybe even do two cycles of it.
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Ok -- I'll try cleaning them out w/ hot line cleaner and hot water. Hope it works! Thanks guys!

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