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Old 06-19-2010, 02:06 AM   #21
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You will find that Starsan is good for flushing the lines but beer line cleaner does magic on the beer stone and gunk that accumulates on the walls of the lines and in the nooks and crannies of the faucets. Especially between the faucet and the shank.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:10 AM   #22
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Oxyclean also works well on the lines with this type of setup.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:11 PM   #23
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Ok that is the catch. You need to find a 3/8 compression fitting. The side the tubing usually slides into is the side you want. Take the nipple and nut off and the post will screw onto it. It is a weird size. I don't actually think it is the right size either, but with a healthy amount of thread tape and a wrench it works great and seals tight.

I used a 3/8 female to 3/8 tubing compression adapter. I took my post in with me and spent like 30 minutes trying every combination I could until I found something that worked. Then just get a hose barb that matches the other side of the adapter and you should be set. Mine is a bit different only because I had those other parts laying around.
This is great! I just made one with the 3/8" compression x 3/8" female adapter and a 3/8" MPT x 1/4" barb. It did need about 15-20 wraps of teflon tape to seal between the keg post fitting and the 3/8 compression side, but that worked fine. Note again that you do not use the compression ferrule and nut, just take them off, wrap the heck out of the exposed male end with teflon tape, and attach the keg liquid post.

So, to recap for anyone who wants to do this:

A-(BxC)-(DxE)-F

A: liquid keg post female
B: 3/8 compression (nut and ferrule removed and 15-20 wraps teflon tape) male
C: 3/8 female NPT
D: 3/8 male NPT
E: 1/4 barb
F: garden sprayer hose

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:59 AM   #24
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....What size thread fits the bottom of the liquid post?
according to this guy they are all over the place. I'm going to stop by the store and get one of the sprayers things!

 
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:09 AM   #25
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So, do you fill one with PBW solution, one with straight water for rinsing, and another with starsan?

Or do you swap out the contents of the sprayer each time?


I guess I'm confused as to how your process changes using this vs using just a corny keg.

 
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:57 PM   #26
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Typically you would run cleaner through each line to be cleaned, and then let it sit for 10-15 minutes or longer depending on the strength of the cleaner and the buildup of beerstone etc. Then come back with a starsan or water rinse for each tap.

The major differences between this and a corny keg are that
1) it uses one less keg, and is smaller to store, carry, mix.
2) has it's own pump so no co2 wasted
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:44 PM   #27
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Oxyclean also works well on the lines with this type of setup.
Agreed
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:07 AM   #28
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Excellent! My lines are overdue for a cleaning - I've just been pumping some starsan through them between kegs. I'll be snagging the parts for this for sure. (In fact, already have the sprayer, just needed to figure out how to attach the liquid post!)

 
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:30 AM   #29
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Easier than I thought. Turns out that the corny post I had lurking around threaded onto a 3/8" flare fitting perfectly. (Well, like Brewmoor said, needed a fair whack of teflon tape!) So a 3/8" flare to 1/4" MPT plus a barb and an oetiker clamp = handy dandy line cleaner.

Thanks for the idea, Brewmoor - well in!

 
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:04 AM   #30
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This is a great idea, you should add it to the project locator. Going to make one tomorrow.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/project-locator-69953/
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