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Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

The directions on most line cleaners call for recirculating the cleaner for some period of time.  Most affordable cleaning setups that are out there include a hand pump.  Operating one of those 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 the required amount of 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.

Building a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

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Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – $6.38 + free prime ship

Yosoo Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Home Brew Beer Fast Soda Made Counter Pressure Bottle Filling Fit Most Soft Drink PET Bottles

Yosoo Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Home Brew Beer Fast Soda Made Counter Pressure Bottle Filling Fit Most Soft Drink PET Bottles

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  • With the cap you can simply fill an old PET bottle with cold liquid and carbonate by connecting to gas side ball lock disconnect.You can make your own soda, carbonate beer, or even make your own soft drinks like juice
  • It is designed to fit onto most soft drink PET bottles, inject CO2 into the bottle, creating carbonation
  • The carbonation cap is highly effective method to add and maintain carbonation in beverages for extended periods of time
  • Please Note:For best results, make sure that your beverage is very cold so that the CO2 can be absorbed much faster

 

Potential Uses:

  • PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.
  • Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.

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Yosoo Stainless Steel Carbonation Cap Home Brew Beer Fast Soda Made Counter Pressure Bottle Filling Fit Most Soft Drink PET Bottles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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ball lock jumperStainless 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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Taprite Kegerator Cleaning Kit – $20.92 + free prime ship & Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

Taprite Kegerator Cleaning Kit

Taprite Kegerator Cleaning Kit

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  • 1 quart shatter-proof bottle
  • Check ball lifter
  • Neoprene washer
  • NSF approved

Keep your beer tasting brewery fresh with the this kegerator cleaning kit. This Kit works by removing buildups of bacteria, molds, yeast, and beer stone from your beer lines, faucet, and keg coupler. The Kit comes with a one quart shatter proof bottle and enough beer line cleaning compound for about 17 cleanings. The 5/8″ Nylon Faucet Brush can clean the toughest buildups in your coupler and faucet. The Check Ball Lifter inserts into the bottom of the coupler probe and lifts the check ball, permitting cleaning solution to flow through the coupler when cleaning your system. This saves time by eliminating the need to remove the coupler while cleaning the system. The kit even comes with an extra neoprene washer and faucet wrench in case you lose your originals. A handy instruction manual walks you through the cleaning process and in as little as 15 minutes, you will have a sanitized kegerator, providing you with beer tasting brewery fresh.


 

Related: Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

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Taprite Kegerator Cleaning Kit – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless 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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4 Piece Scrub Brush Power Drill Attachments [Deep Clean Your Kettle & More] – $8.95 + free prime ship

Holikme 4 Pack Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Extended Long Attachment Set All Purpose Drill Scrub Brushes Kit for Grout, Floor, Tub, Shower, Tile, Bathroom and Kitchen Surface

Holikme 4 Pack Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Extended Long Attachment Set

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  • 3 shape of brushes clean your bathtub, grout, upholstery, bathroom surface, floor, tile, shower, toilet and carpet etc, Nylon bristles will not scratch surfaces of them.
  • Extended reach attachment help brush to clean the tight spaces or hard-to-reach areas such like stove grates, drip pans, crevices, car etc
  • Extended reach attachment have the slip joint and magnet, it can lock the brushes tightly and make precise control.
  • Bruehes and Extended reach attachment fit into most of the cordless drills
  • Cordless Drill NOT included.

 

Note: The drill is not included.  This may be handy for deep cleaning or kettle or other brewing gear.

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Holikme 4 Pack Drill Brush Power Scrubber Cleaning Brush Extended Long Attachment Set All Purpose Drill Scrub Brushes Kit for Grout, Floor, Tub, Shower, Tile, Bathroom and Kitchen Surface – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

VIVOSUN 400 GPH Utility Pump – $15.99! + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump(1500L/H, 15W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 5.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump

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  • 【Specifications】Dimensions: 4.1*2.52*2.95inch; The 5ft long power cord offers convenient installation; An Adjustable Knob to control the water flow rate, so you can get just the amount of water pressure you want; Max Flow Rate: 400 GPH (1500L/H), Max Lift height: up to 5.2 Feet. Watt: 15W; Voltage:110-120V
  • 【Detachable & Cleanable】This profile size water pump is easy to hide or disguise; The device doesn’t need any tools to disassemble it and is very easy to be cleaned
  • 【Optional Outlet Positions】Place the pump flat on its base, and you can get many positions. Manually rotate into the desired position
  • 【Wide Application】: High Performance Energy-efficient Pumps designed for use in Ponds, Fountains, Waterfalls, Hydroponic systems, Irrigation systems and water features

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

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VIVOSUN 400GPH Submersible Pump(1500L/H, 15W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 5.2ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless 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.

Keg Connection Beer Line Cleaning Kit – $18.95!

beer line cleaner

Beer Line Cleaning Kit from Keg Connection

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Premium Pressurized Line Cleaning Kit for use with Beer Couplers or home brew lines.

The Beer Line Cleaning Kit, Gravity Feed is just what you need to clean your lines. With our easy to follow instructions you will no longer dread cleaning day. Only taking 30 min from start to finish and only about 10 min of that is you working!

General Info:

  • Detailed, illustrated , easy to use instructions included!
  • Featuring 8 oz. bag of “Brew Clean” – a safe, and easy powered form cleaner, Made in the USA!
  • Assembled in the USA from Domestic and foreign components.
  • Metal Faucet Wrench, Made in the USA!
  • Bottle is marked in both ounces and ML and is Made in the USA.
  • Ball Lifter for holding check valve ball on beer coupler (also called tap) open so liquid can pass through beer coupler (no need to remove like some cleaning kits!)
  • Plastic connection for connecting the cleaning line directly to the tower or standard shank
    High quality faucet brush is included.

 

This setup works with all types of keg connections because it connects by removing your faucet. Keg Connection also has a Ball Lock Version that’s setup to work specifically with ball lock lines.

Beer Line Cleaning Kit

Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless 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

Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat fee no matter how much you buy site-wide to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a recipe kit or something else it will all ship for that same flat rate.

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TWO x 16″ Bottle Cleaning Brushes – $5.99, $3 each + free prime ship

16" Bottle Brush Cleaner for Water Bottle - Long Handle Bottle Brush for Cleaning Thermos Hydro Flask Contigo S’Well Simple Modern Narrow Neck Sport Bottles Kombucha Beer Bottle and Jugs, Set of 2

16″ Bottle Brush Cleaner for Water Bottle – Long Handle Bottle Brushes

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  • More than 16” total length, you can clean almost the tallest water bottles, 8” long brush head, bendable wire make it easy to reach some curved part inside the bottles
  • Great for beer bottle, swell bottle, glass jars, baby water bottles, wine, brewing bottle, hummingbird feeder, vases, decanter, tea pots, tumblers, thermos, especially the long narrow neck bottles
  • For use with all standard, narrow-neck and wide-neck bottles, such as Hydroflask, Contigo, Nalgene, S’Well, Simple Modern, Mira, Takeya, CamelBak, Blender Bottle and other sports bottles
  • Made of food grade polypropylene, BPA free and safe materials, free from foreign smells, keep safe and healthy
  • Firm and sturdy handle let you feel good to hold and use, better than just thin wire handle, make the job easier, the hook provided to hang it for drying and storage

 

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16″ Bottle Brush Cleaner for Water Bottle – Long Handle Bottle Brush for Cleaning Thermos Hydro Flask Contigo S’Well Simple Modern Narrow Neck Sport Bottles Kombucha Beer Bottle and Jugs, Set of 2 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Bin [cold drinks, clean up, brew day tote] – $9.92 + free prime ship

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

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  • MULTIPURPOSE BIN- This collapsible bin is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. It can be used as a wash basin for dishes or hands, ice bucket for drinks, storage container for your items for camping, hiking, boating, picnicking or tailgating, and more!
  • COLLAPSIBLE DESIGN- The reusable basket has a convenient space saving design for efficient storage. It collapses to a compact 2” height, making it easy to keep in your home, garage, or packed in the car with your camping gear.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND SPACIOUS- The lightweight bin features a large 10 L capacity and is spacious enough to hold accessories needed for outdoor fun like smore or picnic supplies! It can even be used at home as a laundry basket or to store cleaning supplies.
  • DURABLE BUILD- The multiuse container is made from safe silicone material with a plastic rim and base for durability to withstand normal wear and tear of use outdoors. The sturdy plastic upper portion also makes it easy to grasp and carry while in use.
  • PRODUCT DETAILS- Materials: pp/TPR (plastic/plastic rubber). Dimensions: 14.75” L x 10.75” W x 5” H, Collapsed: 2” H. 10 L capacity.

 

Potential uses… clean up on brew day and beyond, ice cold drinks, use as a tote on brew day to keep items together.

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Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

Armor All Protectant, 10 oz [Recondition Keg Handles & Bases] – $2.97 + See it In Action in My Keg Rebuild Post

Armor All 11010 Protectant, 10Oz

Armor All 11010 Protectant, 10Oz

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  • Our proprietary Original Protectant formula delivers proven protection and shine
  • Fights aging, fading and cracking
  • Cleans, shines and protects plastic, vinyl, and rubber from UV damage
  • Helps keep surfaces looking like new with a medium shine finish

 

Note: There are, generally lots of available options for Armor All Protectant – different sizes and forms. Search Amazon for Armor All Protectant

Works Wonders on Rubber Keg Handles and Bases!

I use Armor All Protectant to help rejuvenate keg rubber keg handles and bases. In my experience, it works wonders.  The picture above is from my post on rebuilding kegsJump To: Section on reconditioning handles and bases – If you look through the post you’ll see just how good the keg looks at the end.

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Armor All 11010 Protectant, 10Oznote, multiple quantity options may be available, a different version may show up at this product link


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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.

TWO x Lodge Pan and Grill Scraper Set [Clean Fermenters] – $3.99 + free prime ship

Lodge SCRAPERGPK Durable Grill Pan Scrapers, Red and Black, 2-Pack

Lodge SCRAPERGPK Durable Grill Pan Scrapers, Red and Black, 2-Pack


Help clean plastic and stainless steel fermenters…

Credit for this idea goes to Drew Beechum.   Drew is the author of Experimental Brewing, Homebrew All Stars and lots more.  Check out his Author Page at Amazon to learn more about Drew

Drew Says… “An absolutely underrated tool – particularly for getting stubborn Krausen off of stainless without scratching!”


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Lodge SCRAPERGPK Durable Grill Pan Scrapers, Red and Black, 2-Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link



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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.