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Old 05-02-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Just curiously as my wife will only drink raspberry cider. I have one keg about to empty right when another batch will finish. Is this the one time I could not have to go through the keg cleaning hassle? Just one time I could put the new batch right in and hook it back up to the gas to carb? Maybe?

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Old 05-02-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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if the cider displayed no signs of infection...technically, yes, you're good to go.
ideally the new beer should be flavored enough that the raspberries and cider won't creep into the flavor profile.

I typically empty, rinse, toss a gallon star san in, shake it, then dump and fill with the new beer. I don't always tear down posts, poppets and dip tubes. Just when I feel like it needs to be done.

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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It's a refill of the exact same recipe, so flavor is not an issue.

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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Just don't let the wife know that you skipped washing the keg. It might be the best batch I had ever made but if my wife thought I was serving her from a dirty glass, I would never hear the end of it.

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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its not good practice. but I have done it.

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:57 AM   #6
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its not good practice. but I have done it.
Shhhhh, don't tell anyone, but I've also done this.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:06 AM   #7
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I'm probably too much of a girl, but all I can think of is dishes.

What I mean is this- I had spaghetti yesterday and I'm having it later again today, so why bother washing the dishes? Yuck.

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I'm probably too much of a girl, but all I can think of is dishes.

What I mean is this- I had spaghetti yesterday and I'm having it later again today, so why bother washing the dishes? Yuck.
He said the keg will empty and fill it right up.

When you are eating dinner, do you wash your plate and utensils before gettings seconds?

I don't see a problem if it's filled up right after kicking it.
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He said the keg will empty and fill it right up.

When you are eating dinner, do you wash your plate and utensils before gettings seconds?

I don't see a problem if it's filled up right after kicking it.
Oh snap!
That's a good analogy.
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I typically empty, rinse, toss a gallon star san in, shake it, then dump and fill with the new beer. I don't always tear down posts, poppets and dip tubes. Just when I feel like it needs to be done.
This is pretty easy as well.
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