Reminder: Time to Clean Beer Lines

About this time every month we post a reminder to clean beer lines. This helps if you clean monthly or everything other month.

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.

Limited Time Deal on Ball Lock Cleaning Jumpers:

Helps you clean multiple lines at the same time…

Valuebrew is offering a pack of two jumpers and 25 replacement o-rings for $32.97. Coupon code JUMP discounts the combo by a whopping 32%.

Double Jumper Special! < note that you must use this link along with coupon code JUMP to get the deal, the standard product will not get you the discount

Valuebrew’s jumper is unique because of the custom color, food grade o-rings and because … it works with both liquid and ball lock jumpers.

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.

Get Draft Line Cleaning Solutions and Sanitizers

Line Cleaning Options

Our Line Cleaning Builds:

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.

Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Kit

via William’s Brewing

via MoreBeer

Related: Hands on Review: Kegland 2.5 Liter Growlers

More Commercially Available Options

Cleaning Multiple Lines at the Same Time

See: Cleaning Multiple Kegerator Lines at the Same Time.

Build a Simple Draft Line Flushing Setup

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Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaner

Rebuild Your Kegs!

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. rp:linecleaning reminder

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