Clean kegerator lines are a key part of serving delicious beer. Bacteria and mineral build in lines can cause off flavors, quick loss of head, under-carbonated beer due to rapid co2 loss and lack of legs forming on the inside of your beer glass.
How Often Should You Clean Lines?
The Draught Quality Beer Manual says… every two weeks.
That recommendation is for a commercial operation. What about homebrewers? We serve far fewer beer on our kegerators, but on the other hand, we can have been on tap and in lines 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Considering all of this, my recommendation is every 1 to 2 months.
Line Cleaning Options
Our Line Cleaning Builds:
- Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump – a ground up build of a recirculating draft line cleaner. No hand pumps and cleans everything including the faucet!
- Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion – a simple modification of the very popular Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner that allows it to clean beer lines. No hand pumps and cleans everything including the faucet!
- Building a Simple Ball Lock Draft Line Flushing Setup – a quick line flushing setup. Not as robust of a setup, but I recommend this for a quick flush in between deep cleans
Kegland Ball Lock Line Cleaning Pump
Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Kit is a simple and reasonably priced hand pump that’s designed to work with Ball Lock setups.
via William’s Brewing
- PET Bottle Dispensing Pump
- Ball Lock Cleaning Kit – includes pump, 2.5L PET Bottle & BLC
- 2.5 Liter PET Growler Bottles – via William’s Brewing
- Carbonation Cap Tee Adapter
- Red Carbonation & Cleaning Cap
- Ball Lock Line Cleaning Kit w/ Mini Party Pump KG503
- Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap – Plastic FE133
- Carbonation Ball Lock Cap Tee Fitting KG501
More Commercially Available Options
- Beer Line Cleaning Kit – via Keg Connection
- Ball Lock Homebrew Line Cleaning Kit – via Keg Connection
- Kegco Deluxe Hand Pump Pressurized Keg Beer Cleaning Kit – via Amazon
- Beer Line Cleaning Kit D1600 – to use this you disconnect your faucet
- Beer Line Cleaning Pump D1601 – same pump as D1600, just the pump
- Keg Coupler Adapter for Beer Line Cleaning Kit D1603 – this adapter works with MoreBeer’s cleaning kit and allows you to connect directly to a sanke d style coupler
- Search Amazon for “beer line cleaner” to shop around
Cleaning Multiple Lines at the Same Time
Draft Line Cleaning Solutions and Sanitizers
- National Chemical Keg Beer Line Cleaner for Kegerators 32 oz Bottle
- Search Amazon for “BLC Line Cleaner”
- Tank and Line Cleaner (30) – 30 pre-measured packs
- 32oz. BLC Liquid Line Cleaner – via Keg Connection
- LLC – Liquid Line Cleaner via MoreBeer
- TLC Tank & Line Cleaner – 1 lb. CL38 – via MoreBeer
- Search Amazon for “Star San”
- Search Amazon for “PBW”
Build a Simple Draft Line Flushing Setup
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Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs. Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post
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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application. Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application. Always read and follow manufacturer directions. toppost:linecleaning tag:tpr