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Once a keg is tapped how long does it stay fresh?

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Once a beer is tapped, it stays fresh for 20 to 30 days. After this time, taste and smell begin to suffer. Craft or microbrewed beers generally go stale faster.

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Once a keg is tapped how long does it stay fresh?
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To keep beer as fresh as possible, both the inside and outside of the keg system must be kept clean. Before a keg is changed, the lines should be cleaned. The easiest and most effective way to do this is with a cleaning kit designed for the job. In addition to keeping beer fresher, regular line cleaning also stops sediment from settling inside the lines. These deposits lead to excessive foam.

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