Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Keg Cleaning

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
DaTruf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tuttle, Oklahoma
Posts: 14
Likes Given: 1

Default Keg Cleaning

Dumb question about to be asked. What is the proper way to clean a 5 gal keg. I watched a video and this guy got his whole arm in there. That won't work here.

__________________
DaTruf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
Atonk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 335
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

I can get my arm in far enough to reach halfway. For the bottom I bought a good toilet brush (and everyone in the house knows it's ONLY for kegs).

__________________
Atonk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
SpottedDogBrewing
Hmmm, BEER!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
SpottedDogBrewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Goodells, MICHIGAN
Posts: 1,410
Liked 46 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 56

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atonk
I can get my arm in far enough to reach halfway. For the bottom I bought a good toilet brush (and everyone in the house knows it's ONLY for kegs).
Same here! Toilet brush. Keep it with your brewing stuff so it don't get accidentally used as a TOILET BRUSH! I stored mine under the kitchen sink for the longest time until I had to ask if my SWMBO has ever used it:-/ she said no, so I now store it with my brewing items just so nothing gets mixed up:-)
__________________
Spotted Dog Brewing


"This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption.. Beer!"
-Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck

"The nations of the West also have their own intoxicant, made from grain soaked in water...Alas, what wonderful ingenuity vice possesses! A method has actually been discovered for making even water intoxicated."
- Pliny the Elder
SpottedDogBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2012, 02:19 PM   #4
DaTruf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tuttle, Oklahoma
Posts: 14
Likes Given: 1

Default

Good call!

__________________
DaTruf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
pelipen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 730
Liked 58 Times on 42 Posts

Default

I'm skinny, I can reach to the bottom with a stainless scrubby. You can buy a cleaner that attaches to a drill.
http://www.kegcleaner.com/
I have the carboy cleaner version and they work well.

__________________
pelipen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #6
wailingguitar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florence, Alabama
Posts: 1,585
Liked 92 Times on 80 Posts
Likes Given: 416

Default

Wow... I have yet to see keg soil that a good, hot cleaning soak and agitation wouldn't take care of.

__________________

"Why did you.... what was the point of... how drunk were you when you decided this was a good idea?" - DMartin

wailingguitar is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #7
pelipen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 730
Liked 58 Times on 42 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wailingguitar
Wow... I have yet to see keg soil that a good, hot cleaning soak and agitation wouldn't take care of.
I was thinking more about the first cleaning after buying one to refurbish. I soaked one in pbw overnight, then hit it with a stainless scrubby. The difference was night and day. Some of them are pretty gunky.
__________________
pelipen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2012, 03:35 PM   #8
brushvalleybrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
Posts: 82
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wailingguitar View Post
Wow... I have yet to see keg soil that a good, hot cleaning soak and agitation wouldn't take care of.
That's all I do.
__________________

In a humble log cabin off an unregarded back road, somewhere, deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s hill country, we find our intrepid hero — the Brush Valley Brewer.

brushvalleybrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2012, 03:43 PM   #9
Teromous
Beer Gnome
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Teromous's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 2,463
Liked 273 Times on 168 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

It depends on how dirty it is. I have a keg brush and I also use a scrubber thing or a sponge. I always unscrew my posts and soak them good, use a dip tube brush, and re-lubricate all of the gaskets with a little Vaseline.

__________________
Teromous is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2012, 03:45 PM   #10
Brew-boy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brew-boy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lapeer, Michigan
Posts: 2,415
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pelipen View Post
I'm skinny, I can reach to the bottom with a stainless scrubby. You can buy a cleaner that attaches to a drill.
http://www.kegcleaner.com/
I have the carboy cleaner version and they work well.
I use the same and it works well.
__________________
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

I rather owe you a dollar than cheat you out of it.."Dad"

http://lapeerareabrewers.com/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LapeerAreaBrewers/
Brew-boy 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
Is cleaning always necessary? RunnerDude Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 82 01-12-2012 11:20 PM
Cleaning Jacktar Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 03-29-2011 11:33 PM
Cleaning mattmuir Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 08-28-2010 04:38 AM
Cleaning Up? (something a bit different) Dizavin Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 24 02-27-2009 06:43 PM
Cleaning up? chardish Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 12-15-2008 12:11 AM