Being new to kegging my home brewing endeavors, each and every process I partake is new. Since I am a logical person, processes are always met with a why and how may I do it easier and cheaper. Sometimes, I even wonder if the step is necessary.
Cleaning the tap lines after use seemed to be one of those perfect processes for questioning:
- How often does this need to be done?
- What is the process for cleaning?
- Is there only one way to clean?
- Why should it be done?
- What supplies/equipment is/are needed to clean the lines.
Doing a search for tap lines cleaning quickly brought up the purchase our product and do it this way solution. In fact, the SEO for that process must be awesome as it was listed multiple times in the search engine results. I didn’t like the price tag. There had to be home made examples that would cost half as much or less.
Of course, finding them wasn’t hard. There were videos of the build and cleaning process. I liked the $20 for the solution. I decided to write about it to help get the word out, highlight the videos I used and give an actual part list.
- Flo Master 56HD (~$6.99) – pick this up at home depot. It is in the lawn and garden section.
- 3/8″ brass flare tip connector (~$1.69) – pick this up at home depot as well.
- Firestone keg liquid post (~$14.99). There is a link in the first video to buy one on line but bring the brass flare time connector with you to the local home brew shop and you will have it immediately.
- Teflon tap. Come on, any DYI will have this laying around.
Three notes about the build:
- I had to use a wrench to fully get the flare tip connector into the Flo Master. Be careful as to not over tighten.
- The picture is a close up of how the pieces go together on the Flo Master. Somewhat hard to see in the videos.
- This should not leak!
Watch the videos on how to put it together: much easier than trying to explain. The two videos, that together combine to give the parts list, as well as how to assemble and use the beer line cleaner, are both included below.
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