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Old 04-10-2014, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default Unused Tap/Beerline

Ok, so I kicked a keg and it won't be used for a few weeks. What is the proper way to store that line/tap? It was only in use for about 5 days so no chance for buildup of anything. I flushed the line and tap with just water to push the beer out and rinse it all. Should I put PBW or StarSan in the line for storage? I didn't disassemble the tap.. just flushed.

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Old 04-10-2014, 07:07 PM   #2
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I use picnic taps, but I will dissemble after every keg and oxyclean the pieces. Then rinse. I run some starsan through them before next use. I just coil them up and store them in the beer fridge so they don't get lost

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Old 04-10-2014, 08:51 PM   #3
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If I wasn't going to use a tap for a while, I'd run PBW or BLC through it, and rinse with Starsan, letting the starsan run out. Don't let the starsan sit in the lines. Starsan makes tubing all weird and gooey.

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Grow a pipeline, avoid the whole "unused" thing...

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Thanks guys...

day_trippor.... I have a full pipeline.. that was not a helpful answer. I have four kegs in my keezer.. plenty of beer... One less tap won't mean much.

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