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Old 04-30-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Removing Dip Tube w/Beer in the Keg

Perhaps a stupid question but ... I have a tap that is barely delivering beer, it has slowed to a trickle. I am thinking it may be the positioning of the dip tube OR something caught in the dip tube.

I want to remove the dip tube and clean it but there is beer in the keg. Thoughts about the best way of proceeding?

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No problem, just release the pressure slowly as not to lose too much carbonation. When you put the sanitized dip tube back in, you may get some foaming.

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Depressurize and pull. Spray the top and everything with starsan. I would cover the opening with sanitized tin foil. Clean dip-tube and sanitize and put it back in. As long as you are anal about your sanitation you should be ok.

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Depressurize and pull. Spray the top and everything with starsan. I would cover the opening with sanitized tin foil. Clean dip-tube and sanitize and put it back in. As long as you are anal about your sanitation you should be ok.
Sounds good. I am going to poke around my poppet as well (which sounds a little gross.)

BTW - I see we are neighbors. Cool. That must be one of the first times I looked across the border at SC since I got to NC.
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Sounds good. I am going to poke around my poppet as well (which sounds a little gross.)

BTW - I see we are neighbors. Cool. That must be one of the first times I looked across the border at SC since I got to NC.
Sweet! we have to get together and taste test some beer.!!
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