The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Removing "Cola" Odor From Corny Kegs?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-14-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
RotorHead6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 86
Default Removing "Cola" Odor From Corny Kegs?

I just got my first set of corny kegs in today. Everything is great about them except they smell like cola inside. Does anyone have any input on how to remove that cola smell? I didn't want to use anything on them that would affect the taste of the beer. Thanks.

__________________

I would rather be tried by twelve than carried by six.

RotorHead6 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,968
Liked 251 Times on 135 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Take it completly apart and soak everything for 24 hours in Oxiclean. Works like a champ. Replace all gaskets.

EdWort is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
TexLaw
Here's Lookin' Atcha!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TexLaw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,695
Liked 24 Times on 23 Posts

Default

Just clean them with a good, hot soak in PBW and change out the rubber O-rings. That'll do it. I also like to run a quart of diluted BLC (according to directions) through it.


TL

__________________
Beer is good for anything from hot dogs to heartache.

Drinking Frog Brewery, est. 1993
TexLaw is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2008, 03:00 PM   #4
ShortSnoutBrewing
Kwanesum Chinook Illahee
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ShortSnoutBrewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,266
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

My personal experience is wash it two or three times really well. I then fill it up with hot water and add backing powder (sorry, I don't measure, just add) and let it sit over night. Dump, rinse/wash again and repeat if necessary.

ShortSnoutBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2008, 03:05 PM   #5
Soulive
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Soulive's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The Middle of NJ
Posts: 4,331
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EdWort
Take it completly apart and soak everything for 24 hours in Oxiclean. Works like a champ. Replace all gaskets.
+1, the only thing I don't use OC on is my draft system. Everything else gets the soak...
__________________
Cheers!


===================
Green Lane Brewing
===================

Primary = Evan!'s Special Bitter
On Deck = EdWort's Porter / American Amber


EdWort's Haus Pale Ale Count
Soulive is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2008, 10:57 PM   #6
malkore
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
malkore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 6,922
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

no not baking powder....baking SODA. it works pretty good to remove cola odors.

__________________
Malkore
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10
malkore is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2008, 11:37 PM   #7
RichBrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RichBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,749
Liked 77 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 66

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kilted Brewer
My personal experience is wash it two or three times really well. I then fill it up with hot water and add backing powder (sorry, I don't measure, just add) and let it sit over night. Dump, rinse/wash again and repeat if necessary.
This is what I have done and it worked great. I used maybe a cup of baking soda.
__________________

Cheers,
Rich

RichBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-14-2008, 11:47 PM   #8
bandit77
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Blenheim, Ontario
Posts: 97
Default

I read that Oxiclean and PBW eats (carod, pit) stainless. For a short clean time would be ok but a 24 hour soak would hurt your kegs right? Or maybe I have no clue what I`m talking about.

Let me know

Later

__________________
bandit77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2008, 12:08 AM   #9
Sloppy Sam
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sloppy Sam's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 48
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandit77
I read that Oxiclean and PBW eats (carod, pit) stainless. For a short clean time would be ok but a 24 hour soak would hurt your kegs right? Or maybe I have no clue what I`m talking about.

Let me know

Later
Nope, Diversol (Sani-Brew), eats stainless. PBW and Oxyclean are safe.
__________________

Next up: EdWort's ApfelWein
Primary: American Light,
Kegged: EdWort's ApfelWein
Drinking: American Light, Dunkel Weizen, English Bitter, Ginger Mead
Tapped: HopHead Double IPA

Sloppy Sam is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2008, 05:17 AM   #10
SenorWanderer
Beer Maniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SenorWanderer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Denver
Posts: 579
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

i fill keg with hot h2o and oxiclean and soak over night, swap all the o rings and poppets, sanitize the next day, turn over to drip dry, and then seal 'em up and hit 'em with a little gas if i'm not using immediately.

__________________
SenorWanderer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long does a corny have to hold pressure to be "good"? jaobrien6 Bottling/Kegging 10 10-23-2009 07:43 PM
Removing an unusual cornelius "gas-in" post. max-the-knife Bottling/Kegging 10 06-30-2009 10:34 PM
Corny "out side" size for ratchet... is it 7/8's? RedOctober Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 11-28-2008 05:19 AM
How long will a Corny stay "fresh"? Cakehole Bottling/Kegging 15 04-10-2008 09:21 PM
What exactly is "reconditioning" w/r/t Corny kegs? PeatReek Bottling/Kegging 6 11-07-2005 08:09 PM