I like your setup! Sorry that it's become an "issue" for potential buyers. Here in Boise there is a house on the market in a similar situation - it has a fully licensed commercial brewery in the garage. I went to look at it - pretty cool...
Whenever a keg kicks, I flush the line with first water, then a run of PBW, which I let sit for 30 min or so. Then another rinse with water before tapping the new keg.
If I don't have a new keg ready to go and the lines sit empty for a period of time, I will run Starsan through the beer line...
@micraftbeer - Here is the link to the hop tube:
I am able to get approx 3oz of pellets into the tube, but I am thinking of getting another one so that I can pack them less tightly.
Yes, sorry if my steps seemed abbreviated.
By this point in fermentation, the Flex+ tank had self-carbonated to about 15psi, and my process was:
1- Close ball valve
2- Attach sight glass (two in this case)
3- Insert hop tube
4- Attach gas manifold
5- Attach CO2 line to manifold
6- Charge and...
Here's what I did after losing half a batch due to a loose hop mess jammed up my keg transfer:
I got a steel mesh hop tube and 1 1/2" ball valve instead of a butterfly valve. The length of the hop tube required the use of two sight glasses (which I already had), and a gas manifold at the top...
Compost here too. I mix them in with my grass clipping pile from lawn mowing. I also have signed up for a city program that picks up a big bin every week, but for some weird reason they do not allow spent grains.