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BigscreenBeerBonger 08-27-2008 01:04 AM

How do I deodorize a corney?
Ive replaced all the gaskets but the keg still smells funky after letting it soak with star san/ Any tips?

Bokonon 08-27-2008 01:41 AM

You need to use a cleaner first before the sanitizer. Something like one step, PBW, oxyclean

duskb 08-27-2008 05:34 AM


Originally Posted by Bokonon (Post 819810)
You need to use a cleaner first before the sanitizer. Something like one step, PBW, oxyclean

FWIW I put up a similar post last week and got all sorts of responses. Essentially in order to get rid of any trace of odor I had to agitate and soak each keg (and all of the parts) in a 5 gal solution of boiling water laced with oxiclean detergent over a 24 hour period, rinse clean with hot water twice, and then sanitize it for 24 hours in 5 gal of idophor/water solution. It was a huge job.

That alone did not do it however, in order to completely remove the odor I had to do this process all over again since it did not work sufficiently the first time.

Needless to say this seriously sucked but now all I smell now is the idophor.

billtzk 08-27-2008 05:38 AM

I wonder if Washing Soda (sodium carbonate) would do the trick? It's a great cleaner, but I don't know if it removes odors. It's caustic, about ph11, so gloves and eye-protection are recommended. I may try that with my kegs, which I recently bought from CHI but haven't cleaned and rebuilt yet.

BigscreenBeerBonger 08-27-2008 11:20 AM

I might try crushed lime stone. It works on my garbage cans. Should work here. I'll report back.

wild 08-27-2008 11:48 AM

Every time I buy kegs, I soak them in phosphoric acid for 24 hours, rinse, soak in lye for 24 hours, and rinse. Nothing seen or smelt after that.

billtzk 08-27-2008 12:49 PM

what concentrations do you use, wild?

wildwest450 08-27-2008 12:59 PM

Are you people pooping in your kegs? If you've replaced all of your gasket's, an over night soak in oxyclean or pbw will remove all odors.

Revvy 08-27-2008 01:01 PM

In household deodorizing (getting the smell out of food containers) I have found that a strong solution of Baking Soda and Water will absorb most smells, just let it sit for a few days...and use a lot of baking soda.

I've done it successfully with my cooler mlt, after my nasty mishap with the GAP experiment, it got that burnt, sickly sweet smell right out.

ohiobrewtus 08-27-2008 01:23 PM

A 24-48 hour soak in water with Oxyclean always does the trick for me.

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