« on: August 17, 2010, 01:37:30 PM »
Y'all are freakin' out over nothing. RDWHAHB.
If storing a hose in star-san causes you concern then the simplest solution (pun intended) is not to do it. CLEAN it with running water after use and hang it up to dry. Run some star-san through it before the next use and you're set. Same with a keg or any other equipment.
Youngun's these days...<sigh>
Tubercle is only here to help.
Ha! Thanks Tubercle! That made me laugh.
I don't think any of us were freaking out though; we were just trying to learn the best practice from our wise elders!
That said, I only stored star-san in my beer lines because it was easier than trying to get them empty and dry. I could be wrong, but at the moment I think I can only fully empty my beer lines by dissembling them which I'd rather not do as it is just one more task to do (and later undo)... Again, I can't be the first one with such a problem.
For the record, most of my beer lines consist of:
Picnic Tap (force fit)::::: tubing::::Ball-Lock disconnect (hose clamp, some needing a special tool that I don't have)
I suppose I just need to learn how to allow flow through the Ball-Lock disconnect when not attached to a keg post. One idea: a spare ball-lock keg post that is not attached to a keg.