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Old 01-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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1) how the HECK do I get my keg to stop smelling like soda/the previous beer that was in it? I clean it with oxyclean as well as starsan and have done about 5 brews in it but the darn thing won't get rid of the previous smell.

2) Besides the obvious keggerator/ice buckets; are there anything besides the keg glove to cool and maintain a kegs temp? My keg glove just isn't doing the trick.

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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Have you changed the orings.

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A mix of Oxy and Red Devil TSP in a 3:1 ratio does a fantastic job of cleaning any SS. I swear by it. It is 10x better than Oxy alone IMHO.

I buy 2-3 4-lb cointianers of Oxiclean and combine it with 1 4-lb pack of TSP. It lasts me over a year.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=31-72776596-2

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+1 on changing the o-rings. The stainless it self should not maintain a smell...but the rubber rings sure will.

As far as cooling a maintaining a keg temperature. Your going to need someway to keep the keg cold. So, sorry...it's ice or a fridge. The sleeves are just a temporary fix while your at a party or something. Sorta like a big beer coozie.

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:19 PM   #5
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thanks for the help everyone. I will definitely start mixing oxy and red devil. I wish I didn't believe everything I heard about keg glove as they lead you to believe you have 8 hours of ice cold beer time so I bought 2 and change them out daily. I probably shouldn't be kegging in a 700 sq/ft apt because I can't squeeze in a fridge or ice bucket anywhere. I love the help tho so thanks again.

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