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Nasty kegs

Postby thebuddrik » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:45 am

I bought some used cornies a while back and need to keg up about 24 gallons of beer in them but they are still dirty. I put them soaking in oxy about 24 hours ago and they still have syrup residue on them. I should have put them soaking 3 months ago when I bought them but didnt. What is the best thing to do from this point?
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Postby yeastmeister » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:23 am

Put a nozzle on the hose, and spray it full blast. If its just syrup, it will eventually wear away from the spray.

Otherwise, just leave the oxy in there for another couple of days.

I would be very careful if you attempt to put hot water in the keg and shake it. I believe the kegs are designed for pressure, not vacuum, so if you seal one up with hot liquid inside and it cools rapidly, you could have a problem.
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Postby aleguy » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:14 am

I just vent it when that happens. As long as the keg is mostly full, it won't collapse the sides in. Still, best not to let the water cool that much.
You could also try some of that B-brite or whatever that Kevin sells, or even PBW.
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Postby redtail28 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:20 am

How about using a keg brush or a
sponge and sticking you arm in there
trying to clean it that way.
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Postby zeeboz » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:53 pm

Ok, this is gonna sound wierd but ....
Buy yourself a new toilet brush and clean the keg with it.
It's easy to "clean under the rim" also ... :? :lol:
I keep one as far from toilets as possible - dedicated for cleaning brew parts only.
Soaking for a day or so with oxy first helps soften the heavy stuff.
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Postby thebuddrik » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:08 pm

HA HA!! :lol:

I was going to say that but didnt want the back lash if it was a dumb idea!!
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Postby Mob_Barley » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:15 pm

I've had good success with 5-star PBW. Heat the water to about 160°F, then let it soak overnight. Use about 3/4 oz per gallon.
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Postby triple-oh_six » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:47 pm

It wouldn't be the first thing intended for toilet use to be implemented in brewing.
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Postby aleguy » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:19 am

Bathtub gin???
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