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Old 08-17-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning lines - taps in kegerator

Couldn't I just put some cleaner in a keg, pressure up, and "dispense" the cleaner through the taps ?
Then run warm or hot clean water to flush the lines ?
I've seen some really expensive cleaning kits. Are these necessary ?


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Old 08-17-2007, 03:21 PM   #2
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That's how I do it, put it in a keg and run it through. I'd run some through, let it soak, run more through, let that soak, then flush it.


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Old 08-17-2007, 03:47 PM   #3
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That's how I do it, put it in a keg and run it through. I'd run some through, let it soak, run more through, let that soak, then flush it.

OK Thanks. Letting soak then running through will "scrub" inside of tubing. Good advice.

How often do you do this ?
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I do the same thing. I have clear serving lines so I do it when they start to look a little dingy
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What do you use as a cleaner ?
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:32 PM   #6
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I just do a clean in place every time I switch out a keg, so far so good.
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I run OxyClean through them - then StarSan.
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I do the same and use B*L*C (Beer*Line*Cleaner), which is made by National Chemical.
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:32 PM   #9
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I would use a solution of StarSan and run it through for about two minutes. According to a PodCast on http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicb...br03-29-07.mp3 Charlie Talley from Five Star Chemicals 30 seconds is good but two minutes is good according to the FDA...

 
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I run hot tap water through them using the keg idea, then I run BLC through them, let them sit for 10 minutes, then run some more. I then rehook my hot water keg up for a rinse. Works great.


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