Originally Posted by bdavanza
Drip trays, even with proper drains, tend to get nasty, clean them often...
Neither of my drip trays have drains, nor would drains work well for me. There just isn't enough excess beer to cause a "flow" down a drain. My drip trays catch what they are supposed to catch...drips.
With no drain attached, it's much easier to simply remover the tray, walk over to the sink and flush under hot water for a minute or two and return.
Adding a drain is a good idea for a very high volume tap setup that is going to flush long lines, but I just flush into a plastic cup.
Just remember that by adding a drain, instead of having one item to clean, you now have three...the tray, the hose and the waste container.