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Chester 1

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I've recently moved to kegging and love my new kegerator, what a great tool. Would someone care to advise on their tap hygiene routine - how, when & how often.
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Clean the lines every time you change the kegs. Give the taps a thorough clean every couple of months. Perhaps a bit more frequently.

I've just gotten a Bucket Blaster from KegLand and have added a few bits so I can clean my lines without wasting CO2. I think that'll help me keep up the cleaning.
 

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I clean my beer lines and taps every 2-3 weeks Chester. I don't always take the taps apart but I do run a recirculation of PBW with a pump, usually run for approx 30 minutes then cold water flush and then cold sanitiser recirculation and leave the sanitiser in the lines until I want a beer. Normally only about 10 minutes! I always spray the tap with sanitiser after pouring a beer and plug the tap with one of those little brush things from the brew shop. My keezer is out under the pergola so that keeps the vinegar flies away.
 

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Something less for me to worry about. Thanks for your valuable advice rass & razz.
 

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Clean the lines every time you change the kegs. Give the taps a thorough clean every couple of months. Perhaps a bit more frequently.

I've just gotten a Bucket Blaster from KegLand and have added a few bits so I can clean my lines without wasting CO2. I think that'll help me keep up the cleaning.
How did you modify your bucket blaster to clean your taps? I just brought one as well and want to do the same thing?
 

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