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Old 11-12-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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So, the real answer I guess should be the keg should not be empty right

But, just wondering how you store your empty kegs. I have been filling half way with PBW, adding some CO2 to it and letting it sit. Every now and then, I will shake it up. I was concerned that the PBW might hurt the metal in the keg??

Any suggestions?? Maybe store it with SanStar or Iodophur (sp)

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:23 AM   #2
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I store mine with StarSan and purge with C02

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:26 AM   #3
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I rinse with saniclean or starsan and fill with CO2. Leave them pressurized until I fill them up.

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I store mine with StarSan and purge with C02


Same. I do store under pressure as well with the StarSan in it.
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I wash them, starsan them, let it drain, then seal it with C02. I don't really see why you'd need to store them with PBW or Starsan. Before racking into them I just shake up a bit of starsan in them and have never had an issue.

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I wash them, starsan them, let it drain, then seal it with C02. I don't really see why you'd need to store them with PBW or Starsan. Before racking into them I just shake up a bit of starsan in them and have never had an issue.
I usually leave just enough StarSan to shake and sanitize the inside. Just another feel-good peace of mind on kegging day. I know with a couple shakes, there is enough sanitizer present under CO2 that I don't have to have any additional steps apart from racking the beer.

But yeah, it's probably more than ok without it in there.
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After cleaning and drying I just put the lid on and stack 'em in the dining room, don't see the reasoning behind storing them sanitized and pressurized with CO2. YMMV.

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I leave starsan in them. No pressure though.

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I leave oxyclean in mine, and just put the lid back on ( no co2). My kegs usually stay empty maybe two to three weeks.

If its going to be a long term storage, I store them empty with the lid off.

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All i have ever done. When a keg kicks i will rinse and give it a PBW soak for a day or two. Rinse and store on a rack to air dry. When time to keg, I will rinse and a starsan soak and shake. Dont really see the need for a extended soak or a blanket of precious co2.

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