*Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway - Enter Now!*

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > new to kegging... very stupid question
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-13-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 233
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default new to kegging... very stupid question

Hey everyone-

A couple weeks ago I kegged my first batch of beer after bottling for a long time. I have my keg in a kegerator, but I'm not running the beer out through a draft tower or anything like that. It is just being dispensed through the beer line out through a plastic faucet. It is the set-up that came from Northern Brewer.

My question is... do you leave the beer line full of beer all the time? After I'm done pouring into a glass, there is beer filling the line from the keg up to the dispensing plastic faucet thing. I imagine this is normal... but I also wonder if it takes a couple months to get through a keg (hypothetically of course ) then the beer might start to get a little funky? Does everyone pretty much leave the line as it is until a keg is kicked?

BmillaTheBrewzilla is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2011, 02:16 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
springer's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wappingers falls NY
Posts: 4,990
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts


I never drain the line. I have 6 taps going all the time I clean the line and tap every 4th or 5th keg


'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'- Ronald Reagan

springer is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2011, 03:20 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: KC Area, KS
Posts: 1,829
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 34


I also leave it on, but I do flush them every other keg or so.


Time to have some fun

DannPM is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2011, 12:43 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
krenshaw's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 1,089
Liked 48 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 27


as long as its refrigerated then it'll be fine.. not much different sitting in the line than sitting in the keg.. each time you pour a beer that beer in the line is replaced with new beer so the same beer is never sitting in the line for any considerable length of time..


~ A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.

Stainless Hop Spider | Wooden Brew Rig | Dual Hinge Keezer Build

Primaries.. oxy :-(
Keg 1: Apfelwein | Keg 2: BlackEyePA version2 | Keg 3: Summer Saison
Bottles: lots full and even more empty

krenshaw is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stupid Kegging Tricks Skinner Bottling/Kegging 7 04-25-2011 03:30 PM
Stupid Kegging Question mwmoose152 Bottling/Kegging 4 04-15-2011 08:46 PM
MORE Stupid Newbie Kegging Questions SevenSeaScourge Bottling/Kegging 30 04-09-2011 05:19 PM
Just got my kegging setup, let the stupid questions begin Mayday99 Bottling/Kegging 13 03-24-2010 01:33 AM
A stupid question about co2 and kegging Julohan Bottling/Kegging 7 07-08-2009 05:31 PM