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Old 03-17-2010, 10:50 PM   #861
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I've used the chefchris method, (no oxyclean) with no problems.

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Old 03-17-2010, 10:56 PM   #862
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Found the post. Are you doing this and then storing or just before you reuse it? If just before you reuse it, do you clean it the "regular" way first?

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i think i've found a new method of cleaning out my kegs instead of using sanitizer and oxyclean. my beers usually taste fine until i get them in the keg.

for the last two batches I've taken the keg outside and rinsed it out with my chlorine riddled water from the hose. while I'm doing this I get some water boiling on the stove (about a gallon or so). once it's boiling I pour it in the keg and put the lid on. it usually vents off a little bit from the steam. Pick it up, shake it around and hook it up to the CO2. then I dispense through the picnic tap and run it through my racking cane to clean/sanitize it as well. the water is still boiling hot at this point. once the kegs empty I vent off the remaining pressure, open the top and put the racking cane in so it doesn't touch anything. then I proceed as normal.

I think I'm going to stick to this method. I know everyone says don't fear the foam and all that, but it's always bothered me to dump beer on a ton of sanitizer foam. this has worked great for the last two batches. and it's cheaper.

also, wine theif's are the ****.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:20 PM   #863
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If I could find a free compact fridge that holds two kegs somewhere, I bet I could talk my wife into buying the rest of the kegging equipment... If anyone sees or hears anything, please let me know!

For now, I am enjoying figuring out what parts I need to rebuild my four different types of kegs - one corny with skinny posts, one corny with fat posts, one champion corny and a Firestone VI.

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:27 AM   #864
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Woot! Might be getting a 2.5 gallon corny for $5 here shortly.

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Old 03-18-2010, 04:23 AM   #865
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any brewers here near the Gainesville, FL area?!
I don't know anything about brewers in your area, but...

Well, about three decades ago I remember reading about the Gainesville Marijuana Dealers Association. They did a fund raiser for something or other.

Is that organization still active?
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:30 PM   #866
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Yeah, their clubhouse is on 39th Ave. across from the Airport.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:09 PM   #867
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So no oxiclean just straight boiling water?
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Found the post. Are you doing this and then storing or just before you reuse it? If just before you reuse it, do you clean it the "regular" way first?
I do it just before I keg. I haven't been using any chemicals in the keg. I'll heat up some water pretty hot and dump that in and scub anything out. I maybe have a tsp of sediment in my kegs because I crash cool and use gelatin. I can pick up my kegs and shake them and immediately pour a crystal clear beer. What I'm trying to say is that my kegs don't need a lot of cleaning, just rinsing the old beer out.


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Yeah, their clubhouse is on 39th Ave. across from the Airport.
WTF? Really?




Oh, and Danny ... did your wife win citizen of the month?
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Oh, and Danny ... did your wife win citizen of the month?
That would be my daughter.
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That would be my daughter.
Haha, nice. Saw it on a sign.
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I need to start saving my oxy and my starsan then! No more cleaning and sanitizing kegs!

also, how often should I clean the lines on my sweet masterpiece? I was thinking maybe once a month?

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