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Old 06-03-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
Jul 2011
Chicago, IL
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I was cleaning out my kegs/kegerator this past weekend and flushed my lines with a PBW solution from my corny. About a week or more later I came back to notice some of the PBW solution still sitting in probably half the line. I cleared the line out and rinsed it with water, but it still has a somewhat strong scent to it. I know most of you will probably say to just replace the line, but is there any way to rinse it free of the PBW scent? Or will this not effect the taste of my next brew? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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Old 06-04-2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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Personally, when I clean my lines, I flush with cleaner (homemade PBW) with super hot water, I actually boil it, and flush while it is uber hot, hot enough to pasteurize with cleaner (180f). Then I rinse with cold RO water very well. If I need to store an untapped line, I will use RO or distilled water with Starsan mixed properly and then I charge the line accordingly. when I tap the line I run it until the beer flows. Usually there is some yeast initially, so I allow a few ounces of the beer/yeast to flow to ensure there is no Starsan left in the line.

This procedure has worked great.

FWIW, do not store cleaner in the lines, either, either sanitizer, or plain distilled water after a thorough cleansing.

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