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Old 01-14-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default cornie keg cleaning ? - oxyclean ok?

i'm new to kegging (clearly) and just like the title says, i wanna sanity check that i can give my cornies a decent soak in oxyclean. i was figuring on filling them up with hot water and a scoop of the stuff, and then after 12 - 24 horus, empty and rinse, so they'll be good to go when i'm ready to sanitize and keg my first kegged batch.

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Old 01-14-2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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Oxyclean works great on kegs. I have left it in keg for a week with no issues.

If you haven't, you might want to take the keg apart and check all the seals before you keg with it.

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Old 01-14-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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yeah, i'm going to be taking them apart and inspecting/lubing the o-rings and whatnot. beyond that, it's clean and then hook up the gas with the keg filled with clean water, to pressure test them while i wait for the first to-be-kegged batch to finish secondary. :-)

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+1 on Oxy. I let it soak for an hour or so, overnight if it is new to me and really, really gunky. The rinse well, sanitize, hit it with ~24-30psi to seal, bleed it, then pressurize again and store them!

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Here's a great link on cleaning kegs:

Cleaning Kegs

Hope it helps.

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so you guys pre-sanitize your kegs when you clean them? do you re-sanitize just before filling with fermented deliciousness?

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after I oxyclean mine, I usually do a small solution of starsan. I like pressure testing with this because of its habit of foaming or bubbling. Also, after I put pressure on it, I'll depress the liquid post to force starsan through the dip tube just make sure everything gets nice and sanitized.

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so you guys pre-sanitize your kegs when you clean them? do you re-sanitize just before filling with fermented deliciousness?
I don't sanitize until just b/4 fill.
I take each keg apart after it goes dry and soak the posts, poppets, gas tube, lid, o-rings and pressure relief valve in small bucket of oxyclean. I rinse and use a dedicated toilet cleaning brush with oxyclean solution, then soak the keg overnight. Next day rinse everything real good, dry and put the small parts in a ziplock and store keg upside down with parts bag on keg foot. When time to fill soak the parts in Starsan for a couple minutes, run some starsan through the long dip tube using a spray bottle of Starsan. I reassemble the keg, pressure check for leaks, bleed pressure, then fill with a quart or so of starsan, put the lid on and slosh it around inside the keg for a minute or so. Dump and fill with beer.
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What kind of oxyclean do you use? there are so many different "kinds" of oxiclean...

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Oxyclean Free is the one you want.

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