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Old 01-04-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Hello I was about to clean my beer lines and tap, when I noticed I was out of sanitizing solution. I was wondering if maybe I could use anything else or maybe boil the lines, or would it be easier to just replace them?

 
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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Clean with warm water and line safe detergent, rinse, cycle sanitizer through done
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Rinse well with warm line safe detergent, rinse well and call it good.

If you have issues with it then your lines were probably due for a change out anyways to be honest.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:57 PM   #3
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What is considered line safe detergent.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:00 AM   #4
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Depends on what you have access to, I use Glosan at work which is the same stuff we use to clean our tanks and general cleaning.

I don't keg at home so not sure what others use but I am sure someone can chime in before too long.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:02 AM   #5
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I run hot oxyclean through then a hot water rinse, then starsan.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:15 AM   #6
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I run hot oxyclean through then a hot water rinse, then starsan.
between each keg I run the PBW solution out the tap, then warm water then sanitizer.

I figure I've already got it in the keg, might as well run it through the lines.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:37 AM   #7
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I usually just rinse with water and every 3rd keg give it a nice clean with oxi clean but that's me. I've had the same lines for 2 years now no problems.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:45 AM   #8
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The hoses will not survive boiling temps. Better to just get some more Star San and do it up right.

I also use a push of PBW, rinse water, then Star San solution in my lines, from the keg that just kicked. Since I'm typically cleaning the keg out anyway (using the same solutions) it just makes sense to run some through the lines (plus it goes through the liquid dip tube). I use another CO2 source for this, so that I don't have to even think about reaching in for the gas lines (brew fridge, not kegorator/keezer).
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