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New danby kegerator - tastes like rubber hose

We just bought a new Danby kegerator, the beer tastes like the rubber hose. Any suggestions?

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Re: new danby kegerator - tastes like rubber hose

There is a check valve inside the coupler of the danby kegs that cause this problem. The valve is mainly there to prevent beer from back-flowing when changing the keg. Next time you change your keg check for a little black plastic retainer and also a small white plastic ball inside the coupler. Remove those (or just smell it) and you should notice that this is the taste/smell your beer has. I removed mine after this discovery, and there isn't any issues with the taste/smell since. I've heard this is a common issue with the Danby D coupler systems. Also, you won't have any issues with beer backflow when you change the keg, provided the line going to the tap is empty (which usually is if keg is kicked).

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Re: new danby kegerator - tastes like rubber hose

You may report the problem of taste of beer the store where bought it , byu the when it new smell strange but it better clean in second time by flushing of water before you attache the beer tank, for the time the fume of rubber connection still inside on that machine , (in purified water need to back wash in order to make a purified water good taste and clean, ) the term use of that machine is "flushing " .

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