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Old 10-13-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
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Hey everyone-

A couple weeks ago I kegged my first batch of beer after bottling for a long time. I have my keg in a kegerator, but I'm not running the beer out through a draft tower or anything like that. It is just being dispensed through the beer line out through a plastic faucet. It is the set-up that came from Northern Brewer.

My question is... do you leave the beer line full of beer all the time? After I'm done pouring into a glass, there is beer filling the line from the keg up to the dispensing plastic faucet thing. I imagine this is normal... but I also wonder if it takes a couple months to get through a keg (hypothetically of course ) then the beer might start to get a little funky? Does everyone pretty much leave the line as it is until a keg is kicked?

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I never drain the line. I have 6 taps going all the time I clean the line and tap every 4th or 5th keg

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I also leave it on, but I do flush them every other keg or so.
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as long as its refrigerated then it'll be fine.. not much different sitting in the line than sitting in the keg.. each time you pour a beer that beer in the line is replaced with new beer so the same beer is never sitting in the line for any considerable length of time..
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