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Title: Line cleaning...
Post by: lonnie mac on November 21, 2009, 11:17:34 PM
Man, it was a great day! It took almost all day but I stripped Pub Phun of every single beer line and beer tap, co2 manifold and all, and spent the whole day cleaning and recirculating beer line cleaner through it all... I don't do this often enough and man, the gunk can build up.

So I just got done, reinstalled everything, lines look like brand new! I plug in the lines, plug in the co2 lines, turn it all on,,, close the bar top. A GREAT day! Feels great to be clean.

Then I noticed all the beer shooting straight at my wall! :)

Yep. My taps were soaking in the kitchen sink...

Done it again. It is hell being mostly deaf!
Title: Re: Line cleaning...
Post by: halenrush on November 22, 2009, 12:12:11 AM
Could be worse.  My buddy texted me the other day.  He came home from out of town to find 4 out of 5 gallons had leaked from his secondary.  He didn't tighten down the spigot in the bucket good enough.  He ferments in a wine fridge in his living room.  He was so pissed he trashed the rest of it.  I said, "Dude!  That was still a gallon!  And some yeast you could have saved!"
Title: Re: Line cleaning...
Post by: lonnie mac on November 22, 2009, 12:29:27 AM
Ah yes, been there too. In fact to start off my day today, I found 2 gallons of Berliner Weisse in the bottom of the bar. Trying to forget that part!
Title: Re: Line cleaning...
Post by: lonnie mac on November 22, 2009, 07:34:36 AM
Man, the day never ends! So here it is, roughly 7 or so hours after my original post here... Almost ready for bed. So I go and get a small tap of my Janet's brown just to make sure everything is cool you know after all the cleaning... Nothing... I mean not a drop. I open the bar, all is well. Everything is hooked up just fine to the keg and co2 turned on... Close the bar, pull, and still nothing.

Then I see the thermocouple for my controller hanging outside of the kegerator on the floor just where I left it this morning! I never placed it back into the kegerator!

I am Lonnie Mac. And I am stupid!

Beer lines should thaw by morn...
Title: Re: Line cleaning...
Post by: a10t2 on November 22, 2009, 03:42:16 PM
Look at it this way: you spent most of a day playing with your beer toys - how bad could it be?
Title: Re: Line cleaning...
Post by: tom on November 22, 2009, 04:03:01 PM
A bad beer day is still better than a good day at work!
And you are the only one on earth with eis-brown ale - mmmmmm.
Title: Re: Line cleaning...
Post by: lonnie mac on November 22, 2009, 04:10:56 PM
It was a great day for beer... For the most part I just had to laugh at myself!

But I can already tell the difference this morning. The beer lines taste very clean! :)

I thought about the eis brown too... I am working on an eis bock as we speak. This actually sounds pretty good!
Title: Re: Line cleaning...
Post by: bluesman on November 22, 2009, 04:12:40 PM
As long as you don't call these guys to clean out your lines...it's a good day.

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Title: Re: Line cleaning...
Post by: tom on November 22, 2009, 04:15:18 PM
It was a great day for beer... For the most part I just had to laugh at myself!

But I can already tell the difference this morning. The beer lines taste very clean! :)

I thought about the eis brown too... I am working on an eis bock as we speak. This actually sounds pretty good!
Well, you already know how to do that!
Brew on
Title: Re: Line cleaning...
Post by: stout_fan on November 23, 2009, 01:11:56 PM
Lonnie,
How many beers were consumed during the cleaning?
Title: Re: Line cleaning...
Post by: dhacker on November 23, 2009, 01:56:04 PM
But I can already tell the difference this morning. The beer lines taste very clean! :)

Nothin' like getting an early jump!   ;D