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Old 01-13-2017, 09:14 PM   #31
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According to this, the recommended flow is at least 2 gallons per minute. I tested my pump in a 2 gallon pail, and it emptied it out through the manifold and the three 1/4" tubes in well under a minute. I don't think flow will be an issue with the pump listed in this thread.

 
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:44 PM   #32
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Edit: looks like 2 GPM according to this link.
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The recommended flow is at least 2 gallons per minute.
Well, they're saying 15 minutes at 2 gallons per minute, or 20 minutes at 0 gallons per minute. I'll run at whatever rate I get for 20 minutes and call it better than required. Any guesses if StarSan is adequate for the "acid wash" that they suggest?

Here's another instruction manual for anyone interested:
http://www.reddingdistributing.com/d...20CLEANING.PDF

 
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:46 AM   #33
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I usually run a slightly 'hotter' mix of star san as an acid clean... 8ml in 1 gallon of RO water. So far, so good. I think the lack of minerals in the RO water helps dissolve whatever beerstone may be built up in the draft system. It must be doing something, as I've never found any after teardown.

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Old 01-14-2017, 01:37 AM   #34
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This is the million dollar question I think.

My concern was the increased line resistance running in serial might overwhelm the head pressure of the pump, especially when you factor the resistance at the ball-lock disconnects. Since I don't have the little connectors I can't test myself, I'd be interested to hear other's results.
One of the things I discovered with my approach above is that line velocity was much lower the greater the "head" or the height the pump had to push the liquid. I solved that in part by putting the bucket on a crate, and I may raise it more when I add my fifth tap.

I have a video somewhere online showing the velocity of the fluid through the lines, if I can locate it I'll post it.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:28 PM   #35
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For anyone who thinks that PBW/Oxyclean free is enough:

I used to do this religiously after a keg kicked, 15 mins of PBW in warm water.

I finally bought BLC. Used it *after* a PBW recirc. The BLC came out of the lines looking like weak iced tea. Use BLC! It makes a difference.

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Old 01-16-2017, 04:31 AM   #36
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Picking my parts up for this tomorrow.

Any thoughts on a bucket sprayer wand, or would you use the same one?
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Old 01-16-2017, 01:23 PM   #37
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Picking my parts up for this tomorrow.

Any thoughts on a bucket sprayer wand, or would you use the same one?
You might try the PVC pipe with drilled holes approach and see how you like it first. Otherwise, the plastic nozzle I linked is the only one I've found that fits in a glass carboy.

 
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