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Old 03-12-2008, 01:52 AM   #1
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Default I finished my kegerator - should I pour some sanitizer/h20 first?

I finished a Sanyo fridge conversion yesterday. I won't have any homebrew ready in a keg for about 3 weeks. I am thinking about getting a keg of some Ballast Point beer for now since they sell cornies of their brew.

Question: Should I put some water and Iodophor or something through the lines/taps before any beer goes through? All the parts are new, but think it might be a good idea...what do you think?

This way I could also test the system out without risking any precious beer

Thanks,

Jim


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Old 03-12-2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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I would, for sure.


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Old 03-12-2008, 01:58 AM   #3
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Get some BLC (Beer Line Cleaner). You'll use it now and many times between kegs and whenever you clean the taps & line. Highly recommended for kegerators.

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Wow, beer line cleaner - pretty much sums it up. Thanks!
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We keep a corny filled with sanitizer handy to run through the taps/lines when a keg kicks.
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I finished a Sanyo fridge conversion yesterday. I won't have any homebrew ready in a keg for about 3 weeks. I am thinking about getting a keg of some Ballast Point beer for now since they sell cornies of their brew.
What an organized man. I work just the opposite. I had 3 kegs waiting for me to finish the keezer project. They were happy kegs tho' as they were waiting in a cold room in the basement, occasionally being called to service. As spring approached I had to crank on the keezer. All is good now. Enjoy the kegerator. Charlie


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