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Bleach to clean and sanitize

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Glen A. Hickox • Colorado Springs, Colorado asks,
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In the question about root-beer flavors in kegs (“The Root of the Problem,” November 2002), the question- writer mentioned that bleach is a no-no. Of course, I read this not more than two hours after putting a bleach solution through a couple of Cornelius kegs. I have also read that you should periodically soak your transfer hoses overnight. So my question is, when is it appropriate to use bleach and when is it not?

 

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The author of the question about root-beer tainted beer did acknowledge in his question that bleach is a “no-no.” I focused on the root-beer flavor taint and should have commented on that
Response by Ashton Lewis.