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Aleforge 05-13-2008 03:00 PM

They say - rootbeer or bust?
 
Ok so I had a trial of making rootbeer, it didn't go so well. The concentrated substance to mix was super strong. I was told once I made rootbeer in a keg I was screwed to ever use it for beer again!

So I rinsed it out when I was done and there it sat, I need it now and was hoping to somehow salvage it! I mean its stainless, something has to take the rootbeer taint off of it!?

Any ideas, hate to waste a good keg! :cross:

Liquidicem 05-13-2008 03:12 PM

I would think a good cleaning and replacing all the o-rings would be all that is needed.

Bokonon 05-13-2008 04:53 PM

If the O-rings have picked up the smell then replace them, as well as any of the tubing you used. Your tap might need to get a very good cleaning as well.

Aleforge 05-13-2008 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bokonon (Post 675993)
If the O-rings have picked up the smell then replace them, as well as any of the tubing you used. Your tap might need to get a very good cleaning as well.

I was thinking the same, I couldn't fathom never being able to clean them enough. I mean I put rootbeer in a drinking glass, rinse and its gone!

Thanks

malkore 05-13-2008 10:22 PM

I put rootbeer in a keg once. It does take some soaking to get all the smell out, and you'll have to replace all 5 o-rings (dip tubs, QD's, and lid) as those will soak up rootbeer odor forever.

soaked the lid o-ring for a week in oxy-clean...still smelled like a can of Barq's.

BierMuncher 05-13-2008 10:25 PM

Commercial bottling plants will run rootbeer through completely separate lines to avoid "contaminating" the other flavors with that penetrating aroma.


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