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Old 07-06-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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I find it hard to keep mold from growing in my lines, for instance my beer gun tube , racking cane, keg lines.

Any advice?


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Old 07-06-2013, 12:15 AM   #2
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What's your cleaning process? As long as you clean and rinse them out after use and let them dry before storage, you shouldn't have an issue. No food, no moisture, no mold.


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Old 07-06-2013, 12:22 AM   #3
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What's your cleaning process? As long as you clean and rinse them out after use and let them dry before storage, you shouldn't have an issue. No food, no moisture, no mold.
I rinse with sanitizer, but i find it hard to dry the tubes.
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Not sure what your weather is like, but it may be that you are in a moist area requiring extra effort to keep mold away. I get away with giving my hoses a good spin and hanging them to dry. Maybe find a small and cheap air compressor and blow them out.
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X2 blow them out. During the summer its so humid here that's what I do but I have a huge shop compressor with an air drier or paint/tools. I think funneling some hot air from a hair drier set on low or medium would work.
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X2 blow them out. During the summer its so humid here that's what I do but I have a huge shop compressor with an air drier or paint/tools. I think funneling some hot air from a hair drier set on low or medium would work.
Yeah good idea!

What about the line from the kegerator tap to the ball lock fitting for the keg. Do you actually disconnect it to dry it out?
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Wish I could help ya but Im just starting to gather kegging equipment.
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Yeah good idea!

What about the line from the kegerator tap to the ball lock fitting for the keg. Do you actually disconnect it to dry it out?
I run water through them and then leave them filled with StarSan. I do this from a garden pressure sprayer with a keg post attached.
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Can you explain that a little further?

Garden sprayer to keg post? Thanks!
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"What about the line from the kegerator tap to the ball lock fitting for the keg. Do you actually disconnect it to dry it out?"

I never allow them to go empty!


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