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Old 08-03-2010, 04:23 PM   #11
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ahh, yes, heating to 200 is a good idea.

I must become one with the Sanke.

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Old 08-03-2010, 05:03 PM   #12
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You can pump with 2 psi of CO2, however sometimes looking at glass cross-eyed will cause it to break.
Now is probably a good time to mention that I bought the carboy from a guy who found it at a Pennsylvania Dutch antique store and that the bottom is date stamped "1938".
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:05 PM   #13
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Now is probably a good time to mention that I bought the carboy from a guy who found it at a Pennsylvania Dutch antique store and that the bottom is date stamped "1938".
Wow.

Just wow
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:07 PM   #14
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its pretty neat. i'll have to post a pic of it on here sometime. The glass has a very subtle bluish tint to it. The owner said it was likely used as a farm acid jug.

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You could buy a diaphragm pump to do it.

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Old 08-03-2010, 10:49 PM   #16
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Also I must admit that despite a two day PBW soak and rinse, i'm still worried about putting my wort into the great dark unseeable unknown that lies within that Sanke.
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I thought the same thing - One of my kegs was full of 6 year old Bud Light!
The aroma was indescribable

I filled it with about 13 gallons of water, a cup or 2 of OxyClean, and set it on the Bayou Classic till it hit 200 degrees, and scrubbed the inside with a carboy brush.
Problem solved
Now I use the carboy/corny cleaner ah-la sump pump to clean most everything in my rig.

They aren't that hard to clean, really. Although I'm considering figuring out how to hook a CIP ball to my pressure washer
I had the same fear...

Below is a thread related to a modification I made. I haven't updated the thread yet but I changed the seal to a big silicone o-ring and found some decent clamps... it worked fantastic!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/sank...estion-182696/
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:05 PM   #17
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Glass is ebil and I'll have nothing to do with it. It's just not worth the risk of losing my best friend!
What do you drink out of a sippy cup?
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What do you drink out of a sippy cup?
lol
No - Lets just say I like my tendons to remain attached so my hands are always ready for whatever may come up...
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I've got a 6-gallon carboy with 1923 stamped on it. I'm trying to move away from glass (so far just cornies, but a full sanke makes sense when I hit 10g batches) but it sure is fun to use that old glass. It's and has neat small bubbles around in it.

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Take a mag light remove the cover and tie a string to the end then lower it into the keg. You will be able to see everything. And after a good day or two of an oxy soak it should be gtg

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