Soda and beer lines + taps

Discussion in 'Home Bar' started by GeeL, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. GeeL

    GeeL Aug 27, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I want to make a legged soda for the kids during T-day wknd. Will this ruin or gum up in any way my lines and tap or is a simple clean up with hot cleanser?
  2. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 May 6, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    your only going to get "gummed" up with extended period of use. A couple of days can be cured by running your lines clean and using cleaning the line like you normally would after changing kegs. Besides, you will make the kids happy. If your really worrried about it, run an IPA behind it, or something else that you wont sweat over a lil bit of extra sweetness.
  3. VikeMan

    VikeMan Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    What kind of soda? Root Beer in particular can permanently impregnate plastic/rubber parts with its flavor/aroma.
  4. whatsleftofyou

    whatsleftofyou Mar 12, 2006 Michigan

    Another thing to keep in mind is that it requires A LOT more line to "balance" your system with soda due to the higher carbonation, so you can't just swap out a keg and call it good. For example in my system I only need about 40" of line for a proper pour, but have 20' of line on my root beer tap.
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