beer line waste

how much beer should be pulled off after cleaning one line.

  4 comments for “beer line waste

  1. hoppy
    23rd January 2017 at 10:33 pm

    After bleeding the cellarbuoy, I usually find 3/4 pint is enough to clear any water residue.

  2. andy
    24th January 2017 at 4:48 pm

    do you think 4 pints is a bit excessive

  3. Dave
    24th January 2017 at 6:45 pm

    If you use a good quality line cleaning fluid they will supply test strips for use after cleaning to ensure all the fluid has been flushed through. Experience in our cellar says 2 pints is about right but all cellars are different.

  4. hoppy
    27th January 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Sorry the question was a bit unclear, using a caustic cleaner the best option would be to pull through 2 gallon (16 pints) of clean water not just to clear out the cleaning fluid, but to remove any debris that is in the line. Cleaning fluid doesn’t dissolve the yeast as you would think it just breaks it up, if you don’t remove all the yeast it will just stick back to the pipe with a cleaning fluid taste. After the lines have been flushed through it is then I would pull off ¾ pint of beer.

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