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#1 djinkc

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 04:39 PM

BLC at a bit higher rate than recommended.  The lines are still green.  Beer seems to taste better but that may be my expectations.  What came out though....... :covreyes:

 

At Braindead Drew has the last beer line cleaning date on the board...................


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:00 AM

Does he not work there anymore? I can't remember...
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:47 AM

Does he not work there anymore? I can't remember...


I took it as the let everyone know that the lines were recently cleaned.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:55 AM

I took it as the let everyone know that the lines were recently cleaned.

Yup


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:19 PM

We have 24 lines, two blocks of twelve. We clean one side a week. Any less and they get nasty quick. We advertise the date and people genuinely appreciate it.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 06:47 AM

I really need to clean my lines. It has been years now. I am using bev seal ultra 235, which does help, but I still need to do my recirculation. I have Penetrate on hand, which I believe is really just a double concentrate of BLC. It is just a bit of an operation to setup my cleaning rig. I do 7 lines at once with a manifold block on the inside of the walk-in, while heating and pumping the solution through.


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:32 AM

I really need to clean my lines. It has been years now.

So besides the off flavors, are you also having flow rate problems?


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 03:39 PM

So besides the off flavors, are you also having flow rate problems?

I actually don't detect any off flavors, and I do not have any flow issues. I attribute most of this to the bev seal ultra 235 tubing which has the really slick inner PET liner and forward sealing faucets (I have Perlick 650ss). The second thing I attribute this to is that I never leave a line empty after a keg kicks - I immediately put another keg on, and purge the line, so there is always liquid in the lines.

 

I have taken some of the faucets off when I pull hops from the keg and it clogs up the flow control shuttle inside the faucet.

 

The tubing shows no signs of any staining at all, which is pretty amazing.

 

I actually looked back at when I installed the tubing, and it was at the end of 2015 to early 2016, and I haven't cleaned my lines since then. I definitely think that is a testament to the beerline I'm using.

 

With that said, I do plan on doing a cleaning cycle within the next month. In preparation, I used a label maker and numbered all my lines. I've just been using the knowledge of which keg emptied to know which line to remove and reconnect - but when I clean half of the lines at once, I won't know which one is which without them being labeled. It is just a bit of an operation to clean the lines.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:34 PM

and I do not have any flow issues.

Dang you're being too serious. Think plaque plugged arteries here. :lol:


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