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Old 04-29-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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Ok I made a mistake and got beer into my gas lines. What do I do now? How to clean? How long can I leave moisture in the lines? Did I damage my regulator?

I have a std regulator and wanted to serve two kegs at once. My LHBS recommended getting another inline regulator or manifold to prevent this from happening. I went with the stainless steel t fitting and planned to upgrade when I got my government check.

I am running one keg and have a t-fitting with a second gas disconnect not connected to anything. I did not purge the gas when doing the 30 psi 36 hour trick.


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Old 04-29-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
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Consider getting 1 or 2 cut off valve(s) with built in check valves to keep liquid out of your regulator or getting these check valves:

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/var...ant%5Fid=64174

I don't know what you did wrong but I fail to see where going to 2 regulators is going to help keep liquid out of your regulator or gas lines.


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Yeah, most people use check valves to prevent backflow. That said, I run six kegs with simple tees and no check valves, and have never had a prob.

No, you didn't ruin your regulator. Just take your lines apart and soak them in cleaner, sanitize, and reassemble. It won't hurt anything if the beer sits in there for a little while.
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thanks for the cleaning advice, I will clean and sanitize and reinstall the lines.


I know how I got beer in the lines, I was force carbing at 30psi, turned the shut off on my regulator set to 10 psi and forgot to bleed out the keg. when I open the regulator it sucked beer up. nothing got as far as the regulator, but lesson learned.

fyi I am drinking a nicely carbed hefewiesen right now while typing
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I've had some issues with kegging. I currently have some infection issues and am replacing all my beer and gas line. I've gotten some infected beer into the gas lines. Does anyone know how I can sanitize the regulators in case any bacteria has gotten up into them?
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I've had some issues with kegging. I currently have some infection issues and am replacing all my beer and gas line. I've gotten some infected beer into the gas lines. Does anyone know how I can sanitize the regulators in case any bacteria has gotten up into them?
Push sanitizer through them...


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