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Offline flbrewer

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Sanitizing tap
« on: May 25, 2015, 10:51:02 PM »
Currently I am using a picnic tap to dispense (sitting inside of a chest freezer). Next week I'll have my shiny new kegarator with Perlicks  ;D

Either way, is there any need to ever sanitize the tap prior to pouring beers?

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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 11:12:31 PM »
It's pretty easy to add some star san to your keg to sanitize and then use CO2 to pump it all out your tap. I do this when I empty a keg each time. Easy peasy.
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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 11:17:38 PM »
Sorry, I meant to sanitize the tap between pours. Maybe redundant, but considering if it takes some time to drink your keg, I imagine the tap could get gnarly.

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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 11:22:43 PM »
One of the things you'll love about your Perlick faucets is that, because of their design, they don't stick shut with sticky 'goop'between pour days. What I do when I've poured the last pint is to spray the inside of the faucet opening with star san and use a faucet plug. They're cheap and keep flies out as well.

http://www.amazon.com/San-Jamar-KLP200-Kleen-Plug/dp/B002S3Q4N4
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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 11:54:57 PM »
Is there anything worth purchasing that will plug the tap between uses? Considering it'll probably be in the garage and I don't want our local spiders to crawl up there.

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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2015, 12:08:21 AM »
Is there anything worth purchasing that will plug the tap between uses? Considering it'll probably be in the garage and I don't want our local spiders to crawl up there.

That's where that plug I linked comes in - you insert it and leave it between pouring days.
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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2015, 12:11:02 AM »
Whoops, sorry missed that!

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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2015, 12:22:28 AM »
Just remember to remove the plug when you pour or it could end up in the glass causing a choking hazzard.

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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2015, 12:26:18 AM »
Just remember to remove the plug when you pour or it could end up in the glass causing a choking hazzard.

Good point...also, better check that plastic to make sure it's BPA free and doesn't have a CA. Prop. 65 warning on it.  ::)

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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2015, 12:42:33 AM »
Just remember to remove the plug when you pour or it could end up in the glass causing a choking hazzard.

Good point...also, better check that plastic to make sure it's BPA free and doesn't have a CA. Prop. 65 warning on it.  ::)
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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2015, 01:14:09 PM »
Just remember to remove the plug when you pour or it could end up in the glass causing a choking hazzard.

BUT WHERE DO I PUT THE PLUG WHEN I REMOVE IT??? LEFT OR RIGHT HAND???

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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2015, 03:50:00 PM »
My experience with those plugs was that they did more harm than good.
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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2015, 04:32:06 PM »
I use them to keep the fruit flies out of the faucets.

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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2015, 05:58:19 PM »
My experience with those plugs was that they did more harm than good.
I haven't used them, but was considering it.  What harm are you referring to?

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Re: Sanitizing tap
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2015, 06:01:55 PM »
My experience with those plugs was that they did more harm than good.
I haven't used them, but was considering it.  What harm are you referring to?

I don't get that. All I know is no insects ever get in the tap with the plug in.
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