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carboy/keg/tubing cleaner

Postby jimmiec » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:37 pm

Cleaning kegs and carboys just got easier!
http://morebeer.com/view_product/11869/ ... MBTMAR2010
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Postby thebuddrik » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:46 pm

mine was cheaper...
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Postby jimmiec » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:17 pm

another cool version:

http://www.aleiens.com/profiles/blogs/c ... keg-washer

I'm so tired of emptying carboys full of cleaner or sanitizer.
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Postby redtail28 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:44 am

All of them are very cool
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Postby aleguy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:03 am

I personally don't find cleaning and sanitizing kegs and carboys to be that much hassle. But then I don't let empty carboys sit around for weeks or months with the trub and yeast cake still in them, like some people do. Yeah, you know who you are! :wink:
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Postby jimmiec » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:37 am

Yeah, to ease my laziness I have found that cleaning with an alkaline (I think it is alkaline) cleaner for beer lines and beer stones really quickly (seconds) removes the couple weeks old dry trub. Lately, every time I drain the carboy full of water I get muscle craps in my stomach. It may be a sign of something but.... Kegs are easy to clean except for when I have to do a bunch of them and need to keep the posts and dip tubes on the correct keg.
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Postby thebuddrik » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:04 pm

Yea, I have the same issue with the posts and stuff. I built a washer just like that but I find the best way is to just to rinse them and fill them with water and oxy clean. I leave them till I need them again.
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Postby gordonbl » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:39 am

This thread seems like a good place to post this! Alot of the members keg their beer and I would imagine most know how to clean and rebuild them. I have one keg and haven't used it much. I think it woud be a good subject for a hands on presentation for the next meeting. Anybody up for educateing me and others on the finer points of keg care. I think I have the necessary O rings and gaskets to do it and would like somebody in the know to show me how to do it properly.
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Postby yeastmeister » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:33 am

Great Idea, I will cover it at the next meeting!
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Postby redtail28 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:22 am

Great idea I also have a keg that
has a leak post but no parts to rebuild.
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Postby aleguy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:29 am

Redtail, I'm pretty sure all you need is a dip-tube gasket. But you might as well order from Williams, because I think you may need a couple of the fat lid gaskets too.
Since we're on the subject of kegs, I read somewhere that Pepsi is buying up their old ball-lock kegs and shipping them to China. Kevin at Marcello's tells me he can't get them anymore. Perhaps it's time to consider a bulk keg buy. I know where we can get a container load of pin-locks cheap. :wink:
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