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Offline lonnie mac

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Line cleaning...
« on: November 21, 2009, 04:17:34 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!

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Re: Line cleaning...
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009, 05:12:11 PM »
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!"

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Re: Line cleaning...
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2009, 05:29:27 PM »
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!

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Re: Line cleaning...
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 12:34:36 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...

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Re: Line cleaning...
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009, 08:42:16 AM »
Look at it this way: you spent most of a day playing with your beer toys - how bad could it be?
Beer is like porn. You can buy it, but it's more fun to make your own.
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Re: Line cleaning...
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2009, 09:03:01 AM »
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.
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Re: Line cleaning...
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2009, 09:10:56 AM »
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!

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Re: Line cleaning...
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2009, 09:12:40 AM »
As long as you don't call these guys to clean out your lines...it's a good day.

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Re: Line cleaning...
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2009, 09:15:18 AM »
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!
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Re: Line cleaning...
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2009, 06:11:56 AM »
Lonnie,
How many beers were consumed during the cleaning?
I'd say something witty down here, but I'm at a bit of a disadvantage in that department.

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Re: Line cleaning...
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2009, 06:56:04 AM »
But I can already tell the difference this morning. The beer lines taste very clean! :)

Nothin' like getting an early jump!   ;D
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