Take the 2-minute tour ×
Homebrewing Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for dedicated home brewers and serious enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My kegerator is stored in the garage, and lately fruit flies have been flying into the open ends of the faucet to drink the beer (and subsequently die). Hence, I've been getting a fly with every glass. While some might appreciate the additional protein, I'd like to get rid of them.

Has anyone else had this problem? How did you deal with it?

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

Use some faucet soothers, or faucet spout plug. This keeps the flies out.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
2  
I like these where do you get them? –  brewchez Sep 8 '12 at 12:05
    
You can get them from many places including Northern Brewer, KegConnection, Midwest Supplies, and Ebay. Just search "faucet spout plug" or "faucet soother". –  mdma Sep 8 '12 at 14:56

I use some rubber stoppers that just fit right up in there. Size 4's I think?

I also spray a little star san up in there before i plug them up to keep mold from forming too.

share|improve this answer

Similar to brewchez, I keep a spray bottle of sanitiser in the kegerator and clean out the tap spouts after each session. I haven't found a need to cap the taps as well, and I'd be hesitant of capping them without cleaning the inside of them first due to mould, etc.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.