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Re: keg line cleaner
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2013, 06:07:47 PM »
After all this talk about cleaning the lines I thought I'd remove the faucet and give it a soak in PBW. Glad I did. Turned a Dixie cup of PBW into something that looked like a tasty porter. A porter with little black flecks floating in it that is. Think I'll do this more often.

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Re: keg line cleaner
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2013, 07:03:42 AM »
Not to take away from this post but I hope that Tom and Brewfun having slightly different opinions don't cause either one to leave this forum. Both Have such a vast knowledge of brewing their post benefit everyone in their technique. 

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Re: keg line cleaner
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2013, 04:56:40 PM »
Glad to have you both to keep we mortals in line.

Tom, is the 70/30 mix ABV or ABW?  I am guessing ABW since they are all sold by the pound.

Always by mass, always.  Although, I doubt it makes much difference in this case.

Not to take away from this post but I hope that Tom and Brewfun having slightly different opinions don't cause either one to leave this forum. Both Have such a vast knowledge of brewing their post benefit everyone in their technique. 

I don't think we even really disagreed.  I have no qualms with Brewfun...he'd have to say if he has any with me. I don't even know why I would.


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Re: keg line cleaner
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2013, 05:11:57 PM »
Not to take away from this post but I hope that Tom and Brewfun having slightly different opinions don't cause either one to leave this forum. Both Have such a vast knowledge of brewing their post benefit everyone in their technique.

Thank you very much for the kind words. 

I've never had any qualms with Tom. I admire Tom quite a bit, actually.

I think both of us are interested in the latest brewing information and facts. I also think both of us have come up against some frustratingly unclear "science" in brewing. I think both of us want to learn and share our knowledge.

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Re: keg line cleaner
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2013, 05:23:24 PM »
I weighed out 1 cup of each on my 'illegal for trade escali scale'

TSP @ 177 grams
PBW @ 252 grams
OXY @ 243 grams

Not tremendously valuable info, but to save others the calculation its roughly 53 g TSP to 170 g OXY. 

The most important number is the $5 per pound savings.  Thanks for the info.

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Re: keg line cleaner
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2013, 07:23:36 AM »
I weighed out 1 cup of each on my 'illegal for trade escali scale'

TSP @ 177 grams
PBW @ 252 grams
OXY @ 243 grams

Not tremendously valuable info, but to save others the calculation its roughly 53 g TSP to 170 g OXY. 

The most important number is the $5 per pound savings.  Thanks for the info.
So to clarify your post, your recomendations based on your findings is...?
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Re: keg line cleaner
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2013, 08:11:20 AM »
I wouldn't call them 'findings'.  As a rule I prefer to stumble onto things.  I used a 70/30 blend as discussed earlier in the thread.  That ratio is
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53 g TSP to 170 g OXY.

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Re: keg line cleaner
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2013, 05:11:54 PM »
FWIIW:

I made this unit a couple of years ago.  It is super cheap, easy and fun to make. Beyond that, it works well and does the job.

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Re: keg line cleaner
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2014, 12:15:50 PM »
FWIW, I've been using Tom's ratios for this cleaner for a couple months now and I thinks its equal to or better than the real thing. YMMV