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millsbrew 09-11-2013 10:23 PM

Leftover soda
 
After receiving a keg with leftover soda, I've cleaned it twice. I can't get the soda smell out. How long can I soak it with a PBW solution? And are there any better products to remove smell?

Thanks in advance.

Hopper5000 09-11-2013 10:26 PM

PBW should work but you are going to have to replace all of the rubber gaskets too. That's where a lot of the smell comes from.

day_trippr 09-11-2013 10:35 PM

Replace all the o-rings, and get a dip tube brush and use it...

Cheers!

brew_ny 09-11-2013 10:45 PM

it is not root beer?

that will never go away

I have used baking soda

S_M

Monster Mash 09-11-2013 11:25 PM

I had one I couldn't get the rootbeer smell out of even after changing the o-rings. I made 5 gallons of lemonade and used that keg now it no longer smells like rootbeer.

brew_ny 09-12-2013 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monster Mash (Post 5503561)
I made 5 gallons of lemonade and used that keg now it no longer smells like rootbeer.

good to know :)

millsbrew 09-12-2013 08:19 PM

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'm trying a weekend long soak in a PBW solution. Then I'll do the baking soda bath for a day. My cider should be done by then, so if those two things don't work, then hopefully the cider gets the smell out.

millsbrew 09-20-2013 05:27 PM

PBW soak (2.5 days) and Baking Soda (a few hours) worked. Still a faint smell, but 99% gone. Anyone reading this in the future, use that method.


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