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Old 12-22-2009, 01:20 AM   #1
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So I just got my kegerator setup with picnic taps. I plan on drinking a beer or 2 every night or so from it. What do you do with the taps in between use? I presume it is ok to leave them connected? Does it matter that there's beer in the tubing?

I know this is a dumb question but just wanted to make sure...


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Old 12-22-2009, 01:23 AM   #2
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Mine is always connected and I've not had any trouble. In fact, I don't clean it as often as I should and it still works famously. I keep the tap and all the tubing in the keezer so there is no light and no thermal differences.


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Old 12-22-2009, 01:28 AM   #3
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I keep mine connected and ready to go all the time as well. I use a retractable key chain thing to keep the taps hanging where I need them too.
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:43 AM   #4
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Shouldn't you just leave the taps sitting in a bowl of Star San (at proper concentration of course) in between uses?
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:05 AM   #5
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Shouldn't you just leave the taps sitting in a bowl of Star San (at proper concentration of course) in between uses?
Nothing improves the taste of homebrew quite like starsan dripping off the tap.
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:40 AM   #6
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+1 on just keeping everythig in the freezer connected and ready to go. I assume the beer/alcohol in the tubing keeps things sterilized Once the keg is kicked then I clean the keg and the lines. Seems to be working just fine. Montanaandy
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:47 AM   #7
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I like the retractable keychain idea....what do you mount that to?

So far I've only had one keg finished & all i did is hook the picnic tap & hose up to a keg pressurized with starsan & pumped out the beer....i then dunked both ends in some starsan & hung the hose up for next use primed with starsan.
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:51 AM   #8
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I would recommend closing the tap between uses, other than that don't worry.

If beer went bad at room temp we would all be dead.
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Just be sure to have hose clamps on all your hoses so we don't read about a fridge full of beer.
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I too have them on all the time in the fridge and only clean when the keg is empty.


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