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Old 09-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default What is best way to clean hoses from CO2 tank?

My hoses are crimped to fitting at regulator so I can't easily soak in sanitizer.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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Is it dirty? I've never even thought about cleaning mine. The CO2 enviroment should kill any baddies. Unless you've had some back flow of beer, I wouldn't worry. If they are really funky, it might be easier just to replace.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:10 AM   #3
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It's all new. Kit came with no directions so I was hoping purging line was good enough.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:11 AM   #4
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I don't think you need to worry about them. I suspect 99.9% of keggers don't clean new CO2 lines.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
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I agree. No need to clean if they aren't dirty. If they were, I'd put some sanitizer (Iodophor or Starsan) in a keg, pressurize the keg, turn it upside down, then turn off the co2 and use the bleed valve on your regulator to suck sanitizer back into the line.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:23 AM   #6
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OK thanks, I didn't think of that.
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