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Old 11-22-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Convient Way To Clean Keg Dip Tubes

I'm cleaning all my kegs today and had them taken apart. The dip tubes on one were NASTY. Was trying to find a way to clean them, especially the loner beer out tube.

Well...I was also cleaning one of my guns, and I use a Boresnake to clean the barrel. That little light above my head kicked on...

I used a .22 caliber boresnake through both the gas and beer dip tubes and it worked quite well! Naturally if you have one for guns clean it real well before using...or buy a new one dedicated for your kegs. The snake was a little too small but it cleaned out the loose stuff no problem. Tomorrow I'm going to grab either a 6.5mm or 7mm snake which should be perfect. The increased diameter should mean a more thorough cleaning.

If you didn't click on the link they're basically long pieces of fabric with brass brushes attached. When you pull it through a barrel (or dip tube...) the fabric cleans out the loose stuff and the brushes break up the stuck on stuff. For guns I put some barrel cleaning right on the fabric near the brushes and it'll clean just about everything off. The same can be done for cleaning kegs.

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Old 11-22-2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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I've used fishing line and pulled wadding through tubing. Works great. I use tubing brushes now and they work well also.

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