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Offline trapae

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Empty keg lines?
« on: April 22, 2019, 06:04:17 PM »
 Just wondering what everyone else does with their empty keg lines if you don’t have a beer to tap immediately. Do you all leave them empty with a little cleaner left inside or what? Thanks.
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Offline Robert

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Re: Empty keg lines?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 06:12:35 PM »
It's not recommended to leave cleaner in the lines for any longer than the 15-30 minute cleaning cycle.  It will leach into the line, and then back out into your beer. 
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Offline Bob357

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Re: Empty keg lines?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 11:13:46 PM »
After cleaning, sanitizing and rinsing, blow them out with CO2 and cap the faucets. If they will be empty for more than a few days, disassemble the faucets and lube all of the rubber.
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Offline MNWayne

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Re: Empty keg lines?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 01:54:09 PM »
An empty keg line is a sin. I'd schedule a brew day right away.
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