Cleaning Kegerator stuff - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Cleaning Kegerator stuff

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-02-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
rsitzejr
Recipes 
 
Jun 2005
Sanford, NC
Posts: 65


I see these kits for cleaning up your lines, taps, etc. Couldn't I just mix some sanitizer and water, pressurize the keg and run it thru, then do the same with clean water?
__________________
Rob
Jeeps, straight razors, and BEER

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2005, 04:20 PM   #2
Dude
Will work for beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Dude's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2005
Knob Noster, Missouri
Posts: 8,770
Liked 87 Times on 70 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by rsitzejr
Couldn't I just mix some sanitizer and water, pressurize the keg and run it thru, then do the same with clean water?

That is exactly what I do. I boil the water first, to make sure its REALLY hot......I run a whole keg through, and I just collect the water in pitchers and dump.
__________________
On Tap: Lake Walk Pale Ale -- Eternity (Raspberry Stout) -- Nutrocker -- Donnybrook Dark
Primary: Lake Walk Pale Ale
Secondary: Summit IPA
Up Next: Smoked Porter -- Pub Ale -- Watermelon Wheat
Planning:
Gone But Not Forgotten:

www.IronOrrBrewery.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2005, 07:58 PM   #3
vtfan99
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jun 2005
Williamsburg, Va
Posts: 361
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


I fill the keg with a Star San mix, which is no rinse. I run that through the lines for about 3-5 min and Im good to go.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2005, 12:28 AM   #4
bikebryan
Recipes 
 
Mar 2005
Alexandria, VA
Posts: 556
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Everybody is here is focusing on "sanitizing" the keg and lines, but the title is "cleaning" Kegerator stuff. All the sanitizer in the world won't clean kegs and beer lines. For that you need something that cleans. OxyClean works, as does PBW and many other products. StarSan, C-Brite, bleach, and Iodophor aren't cleaners.

Cleaning is important. All the good sanitation practice in the world won't help you if the stuff isn't clean before you start.

Think about it: you can't sanitize dirt.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2005, 12:51 AM   #5
vtfan99
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jun 2005
Williamsburg, Va
Posts: 361
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


I guess I figure that the only thing that gets in my beer lines is my beer. A simple flush with hot water gets rid of the beer remnants and then its on to sanitizer. I do have to say that prior to the first usage I cleaned everything thoroughly with PBW, but now each subsequent usage just gets a hot water flush and then sanitizer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2005, 07:25 PM   #6
tnlandsailor
 
tnlandsailor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2005
Knoxville, TN
Posts: 522
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts


They make some stuff called BLC (Beer Line Cleaner). It is specifically made for beer lines and works very well. You mix it up, run it through the lines, shut off the faucet, leaving the solutions inside for about 15 minutes. Then flush with water. I think the selling point is that it rinses very clean with no residue. I think PBW, although an outstanding cleaner, needs quite a bit of rinsing to remove all the residue. Not really made for beer lines.

Prosit!
__________________
Prosit!

Hands-On Brewing

Dennis Collins
Knoxville, TN
Innovative Homebrew Solutions
Home of the Hop Stopper!
www.ihomebrewsolutions.com

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kegerator Cleaning Help vav Bottling/Kegging 11 10-04-2009 08:33 PM
Do I need the kegerator cleaning kit from AHS? Fingers Bottling/Kegging 5 05-19-2008 03:57 AM
Kegerator cleaning kit help bradsul Bottling/Kegging 7 01-25-2008 04:06 PM
Kegerator stuff Joe American Bottling/Kegging 0 12-12-2007 10:16 PM
Best stuff to clean an old Kegerator? Jekster Equipment/Sanitation 8 08-03-2007 08:50 PM


Forum Jump