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Old 08-07-2014, 12:20 PM   #11
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I jumped the gun I decided to test it again this morning and there's a slight hint, so I'm going to dismantle the keg tonight and replace the poppets, orings around the dip tube and gas tube and clean the dip tube.

I bought some universal poppets yesterday. Have you had any experience with those? Are they decent?

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Old 08-07-2014, 07:18 PM   #12
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Have you also considered it could be the line?

Everyone talks about replacing the o-rings and rubber portions, but considering the surface area of all the rubber seals that actually come in contact with the root beer vs. the surface area of line that comes in contact with the root beer, which is greater and which do you expect to soak up more flavor?

Just a thought.

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Old 08-07-2014, 09:35 PM   #13
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^that^ is surely true; but the assumption (here, at least) was the OP hadn't run enough beer through his system to have twanged it that much already. But if he's picking up the scent (so to speak) from a QD already, you're right, the tubing is likely compromised.

It's a testimony to just how potent root beer can be (and why when given the choice it's never a bad idea to buy the keg that didn't have root beer in it)...

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:45 AM   #14
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Yes, I replaced the tubing when I replaced the orings. I replaced all of the other parts last night in the keg, and I took the diptube out to clean it with my new brush - that made a difference. I tested it this morning and it's not as strong, so now there is nothing in the keg that has ever touched root beer except the beer I'm going to wait it out at this point and see how it tastes after it's carbed up.

Those universal poppets worked out well too. It's a little harder to get the fittings on the keg because you have to press down harder due to the spring being tight, but no leaks or anything...

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Drink it fast!

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