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Old 09-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default how often do you clean your keg lines and faucets?

Just curious, how often do you clean your kegerator/keezer lines? How do you go about doing this? I am planning on just filling an empty keg with an oxyclean solution, and pressurizing the keg and pushing it through the lines, and then repeat with a water only rinse.


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Old 09-04-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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I do that but then I also run StarSan throught them....

I have heard two rules of thumb.

Every two months or every second keg.

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:06 AM   #3
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Detergent (pbw, one step) followed by StarSan every time I bring a keg online (both faucets and lines). Never had a problem. Hard to argue with success.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:22 AM   #4
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I clean the line from QD through faucet when a keg kicks. I use one of these to run some PBW through followed by Star San then a rinse with fresh water. A lot easier than messing with a keg that I'd rather have beer in (and today all fourteen kegs have beer in them!)


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Oh, and I clean my lines every couple two or three or so kegs. Oxy then iodophor.
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Every other keg, I do an Oxiclean recirc for about 5 minutes then a StarSan recirc for another 5 using my keg line cleaner.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/reci...leaner-287625/
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I too run oxyclean and then some hot water - and then some star san through the lines. Does anybody run a brush through the lines?
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14 kegs..... WOW!


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