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Keg and Carboy Cleaner – $84.99 Shipped


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Keg & Carboy Washer KEG300 - $99 $84.99 Shipped


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More Beer periodically discounts this Keg & Carboy Washer (full details and description) through their deal of the day promo.  Limited numbers are available and they typically fly off the shelves.  I regularly hear from people that have missed out time and time again.

More Beer is offering Homebrew Finds Readers a $20 discount.  Use promo code HBFCLEANER20 to get this deal.  Shipping is free.  This is a great deal!


You are a limited to a maximum of 1 of these using that code.  This is a limited time sale.  Consider maximize free shipping by picking up your next recipe kit.


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More Beer is discounting their entire line of BrewMaster Series Kits by 10% when you use promo code BREWMASTER10.  Applies to both extract and all grain versions of these kits.  These recipes come directly from the commercial brewery.  All recipes ship for free with a $59 order.

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Note: More Beer’s website accepts multiple discount codes.  That means you can pickup both the keg and carboy cleaner and the BrewMaster recipe discount.


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Great Deal: Keg and Carboy Washer – $79.99 Shipped!


More Beer periodically discounts this Keg & Carboy Washer (full details and description) through their deal of the day promo.  Limited numbers are available and they typically fly off the shelves.  I regularly hear from people that have missed out time and time again.

More Beer is offering Homebrew Finds Readers a $20 discount.  Use promo code HBFCLEANER20 to get this deal.  Shipping is free.  This is a great deal!


You are a limited to a maximum of 1 of these using that code.  This is a limited time sale.  Consider maximize free shipping by picking up your next recipe kit.


Keg & Carboy Washer KEG300 - $79.99 + Free Shipping – Use Promo Code HBFCLEANER20


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Keg and Carboy Washer – $89.99 Shipped


This popular Keg & Carboy Washer is discounted to $89.99 as part of More Beer’s Father’s Day Sale.  It ships for free.

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Keg & Carboy Washer KEG300 - $89.99 + Free Shipping 

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New Antimicrobial Tubing from More Beer


from More Beer:
Draft season is here, and that means it’s time to make sure your beer is pouring properly and tasting its best. If you have some older tubing that needs replacing, we have the best option available! EJ Beverage Antimicrobial Tubing is the beverage tubing of the future. It is PVC free, and has a special silver lining that prevents microbes from being able to develop on the tubing walls. This means no plastic flavors, and no infections growing in your lines!
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More Beer: Keg and Carboy Cleaner – $84.99 Shipped


Product Description - Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.


Keg & Carboy Washer KEG300 - $99 $84.99 Shipped


Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here - to see if this is still available.


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Update: Building a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

Update: The elbow I use in this build has been out of stock for a long time.  It’s back in stock today.  I sourced everything for this build, other than the pump, from Midwest Supplies.  I’m aware of two Midwest Supplies Promos going on right now that you could use in conjunction with an order… Free $25 Gift Certificate at Midwest + Free Shipping – Includes Carboys


The directions on most line cleaners call for recirculating the cleaner for some period of time.  Most cleaning kits that are out there include a hand pump operating one of these for 15 to 30 minutes, for each faucet, doesn’t sound fun.

To really clean your draft lines, you need to keep solution flowing for a length of time, not just fill and wait.  Initially I tried to clean my system by pushing line cleaner out of a keg.  This was a waste of CO2.  I also found it tough to keep solution running slowly enough to get enough contact time.  It’s easy to quickly push a cleaning or sanitizing solution through your system under CO2 pressure, but I found it to be a pain to try to do so slowly.  This also requires quite a bit of cleaning solution versus a recirculating pump.

I decided to put together a recirculating draft line cleaning pump setup.

First I needed a pump.  I have a utility pump that I use for various tasks around brewery.  I decided that that pump was too powerful.  I didn’t want to deal with foaming issues that I thought may be caused by the high flow this pump would produce.  I wanted something with less power that could slowly circulate liquid through draft lines.

After looking around, I settled on the EcoPlus-132 fountain pump.
It’s variable speed, submersible and it has a number of included barb sizes including a 3/8″.

Note that the current picture shows a slightly different pump.  My guess is that that this is a stock image issue and that the current pump looks just like my pump.  Either way it doesn’t really matter as long as it functions the same way and has the same specs.

I picked up the rest of the fittings from Midwest Supplies.

Liquid Post - $11.99
Standard liquid post to attach the pump to your draft line quick disconnects.  You may already have an extra one of these around.


Cornelius Plug Adapter – 1/4″ MPT - $12.99
The liquid post screws into this.

3/8″ Barbed to 1/4″ FPT Elbow - $6.49

Put some teflon tape on the MPT side of the Cornelius plug adapter and attach this FPT elbow to it.  Note the design has changed on this just slightly since I put mine together.  Just a slightly different look.
This basically gives you a Corny keg quick disconnect post to 3/8″ barb converter.  

Now you’ll attach a length of 3/8″ ID tubing to this followed by the included 3/8″ pump adapter.  As far as sizing the length of 3/8″, use enough tubing to allow your draft lines to reach the bottom of a bucket you will use for reservoir liquid.


Assembled


The only thing that’s left is routing the faucet discharge back to the recirculation bucket. I’ve found 1/2″ ID Silicone tubing works great for this. The size is perfect and the silicone is stretchy enough to easily fit on the faucet. It is a bit pricey, but you really only need a few feet of it, just enough to get from the faucet down to the reservoir bucket. I’m guessing any 1/2″ ID tubing would also work for this, but I can’t attest to it from experience.


This design cleans your whole draft system:
This design cleans the faucet, the shank, the quick disconnect and the tubing.  Some designs that I’ve seen have you removing the beer nut and placing the hand pump apparatus directly on the shank.  That’s some work disassembling and reassembling and it also skips the line and quick disconnect.

Additional Pictures:
 BLC solution after cleaning all of my faucets.  Umm… they needed cleaned I guess.  I recirculated for 15 to 20 minutes per faucet.


 Recirculating rinse water


Recirculating Star San


Pump and connection assembly

Flow Rate:
As I stated I wanted a slow, steady flow of solution.  Here’s a video illustrating what kind of flow I’m getting with 7′ of draft line.  The 132 gallon per hour pump is working great for me.


If you want a higher flow rate, I suggest moving up to next largest pump in this line.

According to the specs on that pump, that pump also has an included 3/8″ barb.

Also consider picking up some Beer Line Cleaner (BLC)….
BLC Beer Line Cleaner - $3.99

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More Beer: Keg and Carboy Cleaner – $74.99 Shipped

Just 99 cents off the lowest price I’ve ever seen on this…


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Keg & Carboy Washer KEG300 - $99 $74.99 Shipped


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