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Old 11-01-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default Compressed airr to clean kegs?

I always see people saying they don't want to use up their co2 cleaning kegs. Has anyone used a compressor with a QD to pressurize a keg to send the cleaning/sanitizer thru the kegs? Of course not to serve the beer. Just to send the solutions through?
Any issues with doing that?

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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I would focus on the cleanliness of the air. If it's not sanitary then it would be defeating the purpose. Multiple filter stages might work.

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Old 11-01-2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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I used compressed air. Works fine.

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My biggest concern would be oil contamination from the compressor if you are not using a oil-less pump. Like raouliii said a filter stage should catch the oil. Moisture could be another problem however if you are using a sanitizer afterward there should be no problem with moisture in the keg.

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This is a tap line cleaning setup, but don't see why you couldn't use it to push through a keg as well. Just might take a little extra pumping.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/diy-...leaner-226497/

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