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Old 05-13-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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I just kegged my first batch and built a keezer. My question is: Do I need to clean and sanitize the beer line and tap for the first use? I have a BLC kit, PBW, and Star San available. Not sure what I really need to do.

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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I did... Who knows what's in there after the manufacturing process!

I washed the taps in soapy water then rinsed. Then I ran a keg worth BLC through the lines and taps when I finished my Keezer. I then ran a keg worth of fresh clean water through the lines and taps. Some may do it differently. But I wanted to make sure everything was working, no leaks, drips, or issues. And it allowed me to clean everything and get it right w/o ruining a few gallons of precious home brew.
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Why not do it?......who knows if the people who made them washed their collective hands after using the restroom I soak mine in No rinse beer line cleaner for 20 minutes. I also keep a keg of the stuff, and run it through my lines when needed...sure cuts down on the time to clean, therefore I do it more often
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