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Old 08-27-2008, 01:04 AM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 08-27-2008, 01:41 AM   #2
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You need to use a cleaner first before the sanitizer. Something like one step, PBW, oxyclean

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Old 08-27-2008, 05:34 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:38 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 08-27-2008, 11:20 AM   #5
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I might try crushed lime stone. It works on my garbage cans. Should work here. I'll report back.

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Old 08-27-2008, 11:48 AM   #6
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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.

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what concentrations do you use, wild?

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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.

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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.

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

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