So I just got my kegerator setup with picnic taps. I plan on drinking a beer or 2 every night or so from it. What do you do with the taps in between use? I presume it is ok to leave them connected? Does it matter that there's beer in the tubing?
I know this is a dumb question but just wanted to make sure...
Mine is always connected and I've not had any trouble. In fact, I don't clean it as often as I should and it still works famously. I keep the tap and all the tubing in the keezer so there is no light and no thermal differences.
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Shouldn't you just leave the taps sitting in a bowl of Star San (at proper concentration of course) in between uses?
Nothing improves the taste of homebrew quite like starsan dripping off the tap.
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+1 on just keeping everythig in the freezer connected and ready to go. I assume the beer/alcohol in the tubing keeps things sterilized Once the keg is kicked then I clean the keg and the lines. Seems to be working just fine. Montanaandy
I like the retractable keychain idea....what do you mount that to?
So far I've only had one keg finished & all i did is hook the picnic tap & hose up to a keg pressurized with starsan & pumped out the beer....i then dunked both ends in some starsan & hung the hose up for next use primed with starsan.