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Old 02-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default Help: Keg mold emergency!

When I opened my kegerator today, I saw mold growing inside the kegerator and on the kegs!

I had a spill a couple months back but I cleaned everything out with 409 and then bleach, so I'm not sure where the mold has come from.

My question is what steps should I take now?

I have four kegs with beer, three of them at least half full. Do I need to dump them all?

And how do I clean and sanitize to assure that the mold never returns?

Thanks in advance....

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Old 02-20-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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the beer should still be good. Just clean it up again. look for any air leaks in your kegerator that may be drawing in moisture and use some damp-rid and you should be set

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Old 02-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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bleach to clean the outside of the kegs?

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You have air getting in your kegerator causing moisture. Pretty simple. Silicone any gaps, or get some damp-rid or something.

Your kegs are pressurized and sealed, no mold is getting in that.

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Old 02-20-2012, 05:58 PM   #5
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no risk of mold getting in through the CO2 connection or tap connection?

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:20 PM   #6
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Quats and bleach my friend, let it dry fully. Re seal your kegerator and throw in a dessicant.

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:21 PM   #7
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Wipe the post clean and sanitize them before hooking them up if they have mold growing on them.

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:31 PM   #8
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are quats or bleach safe to use on tubing?

or should I stick with standard sanitizer for those?

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